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Position Papers and Resolutions

The AER O&M Division membership has position papers which reflect the consensus of the membership.  In order to be an approved AER O&M Division position paper, the following procedure must be followed:

a.    prepare a draft of the position paper and publish it in a Division newsletter and/or other appropriate publication that reaches all Division members.  Because of the importance of comments from Division members, no position paper may be considered for acceptance by the Division unless a draft has had prior publication in a Division newsletter or another appropriate publication.

b.    invite comments, criticisms, and suggestions from the Division members and revise the position paper accordingly.

c.    accept final draft of the position paper with a two-thirds majority vote at an international meeting or through mail ballot voting of the Division membership.

d.    distribute and publicize approved position papers.


The following position papers have been approved by the AER Board of Directors and the O&M Division membership:

1.   Orientation and Mobility in Naturalistic Environments - Revised 2013


2.   Teaching Orientation and Mobility Through Individual and Group Lessons - Revised 2013


3.   Teaching Street Crossing at Signalized Intersections - Revised 2013


4.   Teaching Street Crossings at Streets and Lanes Where There is No Traffic Control - Revised 2013


5.   University Trained Orientation and Mobility Specialists - Revised 2013


6.   Use of Visual Occlusion in Orientation and Mobility Instruction - Revised 2013


7.   Orientation and Mobility Specialists and the Provision of Travel Instruction to Individuals with Nonvisual Disabilities - Approved 2013


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