The International Journal of Orientation & Mobility is intended to provide a forum for scholarly exchange among people dedicated to and involved with the O&M of people who are blind or vision impaired. Articles considered for publication include:
• original research, with practical relevance to the O&M of people who are blind or vision impaired,
• critical reviews of substantive areas,
• theoretical position papers,
• descriptions, reviews, or evaluations of innovative instructional approaches,
• conceptual papers, comprehensive reviews, case studies, and policy analyses.
The editors also aim at providing a forum for discourse, debate, and critical analyses on any aspect of O&M, for example, existing philosophies, policy, or practice.
Guide Dogs NSW/ACT is the leading provider of Guide Dogs and orientation and mobility services that enable people with impaired vision to get around their communities safely and independently.
Each year highly trained Orientation and Mobility specialists work with around 4,000 people of all ages to help them achieve their mobility goals. All Guide Dogs NSW/ACT services are provided at no cost to clients, the company is financially dependent on the generosity of the people of NSW and the ACT. Less than 3% of our funding comes from government.
Guide Dogs NSW/ACT is a Registered Provider under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Dr Bruce Blasch - Bear Consultants, Inc., Idaho, USA
Dr Nora Griffin-Shirley - Texas Tech University, Lubbock, USA
Dr Susanne Grünberger - Guide Dogs Grünberger - Guide Dogs for the Blind, Radolfzell, Germany
Dr Kathleen Mary Huebner - Salus University, USA
Dr Nurit Neustadt-Noy - Consultation and Rehabilitation Services for Blind and Visually Impaired Persons, Netaim, Israel
Dr Sandra Rosen - San Francisco State University, USA
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All manuscripts are to include an abstract of less than 120 words, giving a brief summary of the submission.
Include the complete title, but no list of author(s) on the first page. On subsequent pages carry only a running head. To assure anonymity in the review process, provide on a separate typed sheet the
complete title of the article, the names of the author(s), professional status/title, place of employment, and email address. For the first named author or the co-author who will be handling correspondence, include complete return address details, email, facsimile, and telephone number.
Body of article
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Credit should be given for any type of sponsorship, donations or grants, technical assistance, and to professional colleagues who contributed to the quality of the paper, but who have not been listed as authors.
Manuscripts will be acknowledged upon receipt. Following preliminary editorial review, articles will be sent to members of the Editorial Panel and where warranted, to consulting reviewers who have particular expertise in a subject. The review process may sometimes take up to three to four months. This journal uses the blind review system. The names of consulting reviewers will periodically be published in the journal. The original manuscript will only be returned to the primary author if it is not accepted for publication and a stamped self-addressed envelope has been supplied. The other reviewed copies will remain the property of the International Journal of Orientation & Mobility.
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