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’.
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.
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.
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
Being a residential student has really helped me to become more independent – I do my own washing and I can cook with a bit of help from staff.
Amy - 18
Powerchair Football and Further Education Elite Programme Student