[blindkid] O&M maps

Sally Thomas seacknit at gmail.com
Mon Aug 17 14:00:12 UTC 2009

I'm curious about the use of orientation maps by blind people.  My son's O&M instructor has him spend a lot of time creating tactile maps of his school.  Do others do this?  Do people use this kind of map in every day life?  It doesn't make a lot of sense to me--if he is familiar with the environment why does he need a map?  If he's not, wouldn't exploration be a good way to learn about the building?

Sally Thomas

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