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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"


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Calling all Presenters!

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"

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



New Publications



"Step-by-Step: A Guide to Mobility

Dr. Sandra Rosen

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"Basic Spanish for Orientation and Mobility"
Brenda Naimy

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Northern CAOMS

January 2015 N-CAOMS Meeting
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Hatlen Center for the Blind
San Pablo, CA

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The San Francisco Chapter of the
California Council of the Blind (CCB) is offering a
$2500 Student Education Access Grant

Click here for more information (Application due March 31, 2015)

Southern CAOMS


   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!



Mobility: A Basic Freedom

Picture of white cane

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