Penny Forward Podcast: Orientation and Mobility Immersion Program with Guide Dogs for the Blind guest Marc Gillard

Penny Forward Podcast: Orientation and Mobility Immersion Program with Guide Dogs for the Blind

In this episode of the Penny Forward podcast, Marc Gillard from Guide Dogs for the Blind discusses the Orientation and Mobility Immersion program, detailing its evolution and impact on individuals with visual impairments. The hosts, Chris Peterson, Liz Bottner, and MOe Carpenter, explore the challenges and successes of the program, which provides comprehensive training at no cost to participants.
During our conversation, Mark opened up about the hurdles that come with providing orientation and mobility services. From funding limitations to the scarcity of qualified instructors and stringent eligibility criteria, the path to delivering these essential services is fraught with challenges. Yet, it’s the determination to overcome these obstacles that truly defines the spirit of Guide Dogs for the Blind.

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