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Orientation Mobility

QAC offers Orientation and Mobility (O&M) training to develop your independent travel skills. This training might be really useful for you and enable you to travel with greater confidence. Your training may begin using our own onsite travel training area ‘Independence Street’.

Student uses onsite travel training area

The O&M Team specialises in developing your spatial awareness, using sensory clues and landmarks, protective techniques, long cane skills and sighted guide training. You might also learn to use the latest GPS navigation systems on a BrailleNote or mobile phone.

Student boarding a bus with the support of a QAC mobility instructor

The Team can offer you vital travel training skills including bus and rail travel, road safety, money management, communication skills and ‘stranger danger’ awareness to increase your confidence and independence.

A student using a long cane crosses the road with their Mobility Instructor

QAC welcomes guide dog users and their dogs. Your accommodation will be selected carefully to ensure that you and your dog are comfortable.

What the students say

QAC has helped me to be more independent. I have made so many friends here and receive lots of support from staff but most importantly, we all have lots of fun!

Laura - 21

Preparation for Life Student

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