Kevin McCormack, Blindness/Visual Impairment - University of Massachusetts, Boston
Kevin McCormack has been working as a certified orientation and mobility (O&M) specialist for the blind for 11 years. His students have ranged in ages from two to 92, with the bulk of his work with school-age students. He has worked for World Services for the Blind, the Arkansas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, the Arkansas Department of Human Services, and Boston Public Schools. He has taught adjunct in O&M at Stephen F. Austin State University and UMass Boston. He got his O&M certificate training from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2005. Kevin was president-elect of the Arkansas chapter of the Association of Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) in 2014 and is currently the Chairman of the International Services and Global Issues Division of AER. He is a doctoral student at the University of Massachusetts Boston where he will work to obtain a PhD in Global Inclusion and Social Development. He would like to focus his research on the applications of O&M among immigrant and/or refugee communities. Here are a couple of videos he has created to assist people in a variety of ways to understand and promote O&M for the individual student and in the community.
Basic O&M: This video has been translated into Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, and Turkish:
The Value of O&M