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Orientation & Mobility Immersion Program

Do you have a goal of working with a guide dog for mobility, but need additional orientation & mobility training in order to qualify? We can help.

Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) is pleased to offer a free Orientation & Mobility (O&M) Immersion Program for people interested in learning orientation and mobility tactics for safe, independent travel, including the skills that are most relevant to guide dog mobility.

Our week-long O&M Immersion courses are held throughout the year. All courses start on a Sunday afternoon and conclude the following Saturday. The classes are conducted by O&M specialists on location at either one of our campuses (San Rafael, California or Boring, Oregon), or at one of our partner organization facilities (see below). Each partner O&M specialist has undergone training with Guide Dogs for the Blind to prepare them to instruct clients who have a guide dog mobility goal.

A man walks down a sidewalk full of blooming trees using a white cane. A man walks down a sidewalk full of blooming trees using a white cane.

O&M Immersion Program Details

Video: Meet O&M Immersion Program Client, Eric Metzler

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Submit your online application for our O&M Immersion Program.