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Welcome to CAOMS 


CAOMS is a non-profit statewide organization whose mission is to facilitate professional growth and to support the role of Orientation and Mobility (O&M) Specialists in the habilitation and education of individuals who have visual impairments.

Founded in 1966, CAOMS hosts an annual statewide conference.  Membership consists primarily of credentialed O&M Specialists.  Student and associate memberships also make up the ranks of it's membership.  Anyone who believes in the goals and mission of CAOMS is welcome to join.

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CAOMS Statewide News


2014 CAOMS Statewide Conference

Nov 14-16, 2014

Long Beach, CA

"Ask the Experts"


Click here for highlights and presentation materials



Save the Date!

2015 CAOMS Statewide Conference

Monterey, CA, Nov 6-8, 2015

"Low Vision Technology and More: Oh My! What You Didn't Learn in O&M School"

Calling all Presenters

Click here for presenter information (Applications due by 4/30/2015)



New Publications



"Step-by-Step: A Guide to Mobility

Dr. Sandra Rosen

Click here for more information

"Basic Spanish for Orientation and Mobility"
Brenda Naimy

Click here for more information


Northern CAOMS

Save the Date!

N-CAOMS Chapter Meeting
May 16, 2015, Enchanted Hills Camp, Napa
There will be a demonstration of hiking techniques for individuals with vision loss
(More details to follow)

Click here to download the iOS App presentation from the Jan 31st meeting, which was given
by the technology staff at the Hatlen Center for the Blind: Arif Syed and Rachel Feinberg


Southern CAOMS


Refurbish White Cane Workshop
May 2, 2015

VA Long Beach Blind Rehabilitation Center

Click here for more information



   Cane Quest 2015

          Saturday, April 18, 2015



Thanks to all of the O&M's that made Cane Quest 2014 another great success.

Please join us again for Cane Quest 2015!
(5 CEU's will be available)



Mobility: A Basic Freedom

Picture of white cane

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