P1 – The importance of sound: A developing research project between a municipality and manufacturer
Emma Newman
Sweco, Malmö, Sweden

P2 – Team work: Rehabilitation teachers, Orientation and Mobility specialists and partners working in synchronicity to enhance mobility and create a safe and accessible public environment
Rebecca Henry1,2; Laurette Bertrand1
1Institut Nazareth et Louis-Braille, Longueuil, QC, Canada; 2Centre de Recherche Interdisciplinaire en Réadaptation du Montréal métropolitain (CRIR), Montréal, QC, Canada

P3 – The relationship between mobility and perceived hearing handicap in older adults with visual impairment that attend an adapted Day Centre
Walter Wittich123; Jonathan Jarry2; Daphne Mulrooney2
1School of Optometry, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada; 2MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada; 3Centre de Recherche Interdisciplinaire en Réadaptation du Montréal métropolitain (CRIR), Montréal, QC, Canada

P4 – Facilitating the personalized support for the elderly in retirement home
Monique Gerson-Thomas; Florence Henry
University Hospital Dijon, Dijon, France

P5 – Healthy aging and the efficiency of motion processing
Rémy Allard1; Judith Renaud2; Julie Guého3; Jocelyn Faubert 2,3
1Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France; 2École d’optométrie, Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada; 3Visual Psychophysics and Perception Laboratory, Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada

P6 – “I just thought I was crazy”- The experience of living with Charles Bonnet Syndrome: A qualitative pilot study and implications for rehabilitation service providers
Deborah Gold1; Keith Gordon1; Jasmine Saleh2
1Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Toronto, ON, Canada; 2McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

P7 – Working with a dog guide: Transferable skills, lifestyle, and mobility
Patrick Glines
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc., Boring, OR, United States

P8 – Comparing experience and curriculum-quality between GDMI’s and their school with other GD centers, to become transparent, identify priorities, gain knowledge and improve quality by learning from others
Ann-Lore Graind’Orge; Marc Ceyssens; Alan Brooks; Stig Cederquist; Bob Proesmans
Belgian Center for Guide dogs (BCG), Tongeren, Belgium

P9 – A new teaching manual complementary to the DVD «Mastering the environment through audition, kinesthesia and cognition – An O&M approach to training for guide dog travel»
Carole Zabihaylo1,2; Hélène Guérette1
1Institut Nazareth et Louis-Braille, Longueuil, QC, Canada; 2Centre de Recherche Interdisciplinaire en Réadaptation du Montréal métropolitain (CRIR), Montréal, QC, Canada

P10 – Orientation and Mobility equipment for deaf-blind travelers
Jay Whipple
Southern Arizona Association for The Visually Impaired, Phoenix, AZ, United States

P11 – How to get a deafblind person ready for his guide dog: A curriculum for O&M specialists
Valérie Martel1; Michel Bradette2
1Institut de réadaptation en déficience physique de Québec, Québec, QC, Canada; 2Institut Nazareth et Louis-Braille, Montréal, QC, Canada

P12 – Successful integration of global positioning system devices into Orientation and Mobility lessons
Sarah Arch; Erica Ihrke
Leader Dogs for the Blind, Rochester Hills, MI, United States

P13 – Effectiveness of various tactile directional indicators used for direction taking visually impaired persons to cross intersection
Jinro Takato; Takabun Nakamura; Masaki Tauchi
Okayama Prefectural University, Soja-shi, Okayama, Japan

P14 – Sound localization under different masking levels between left and right ears
Motohiro Ohkura1; Masaki Tauchi2
1Seikei University, Musashino-shi, Tokyo, Japan; 2Okayama Prefectural University, Okayama-shi, Japan

P15 – A local conference navigation system based on open hardware audio beacons and a web application for smart phones
Florian Grond1; Walter Wittich2; Aaron Johnson1
1Concordia University, Department of Psychology, Montreal, QC, Canada; 2École d’optométrie, Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada

P16 – 1Touch self-defense project: Rehabilitation through addressing insecurity
Stephen Nicholls1; Alan Kirk2
1 1Touch Project, West Burlington, IA, United States; 2 1Touch Project, Spokane, WA, United States

P17 – The influence of fixation stability on balance in patients with a central scotoma
Caitlin Murphy; Judy Breskott; Ross Parker; Olga Overbury
University of Montreal, School of Optometry, Montreal, QC, Canada

P18 – A trained and paid guide, an effective alternative to unpaid guide and guide dogs for the mobility of the blind person from the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Stanis Koko
Compassion en Action pour Enfants Aveugles du Congo, Kinshasa, République démocratique du Congo

P19 – O&M profession in Australasia
Lil Deverell1; Bronwen Scott2
1Centre for Eye Research Australia, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; 2Independent Options for Mobility, Carlton North, Australia

P20 – Peli prisms for hemianopia: An interdisciplinary approach to maximize successful adaptation to the device and to increase quality of life
Annie Deschênes; Terry Gallant
CRDP Le Bouclier, Saint-Jérôme, QC, Canada

P22 – Management of disorders refraction in schools in South Algeria
Mohamed Tahar Nouri; Mohamed Laid Tidjani; Chafia Benzine; Asma Acheli; Mustapha Djabour
Université d’Alger, Alger, Algeria

P23 – An Orientation and Mobility client evaluation tool: Measuring client achievement
Desiree Gallimore; Frances Tinsley
Guide Dogs NSW/ACT, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

P24 – Playing board games is effective in enhancing social inclusion in school
Margaret C.Y. Sen; Navy O.K. Hui; Jessica M.W. Li
The Hong Kong Society for the Blind, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

P25 – The O&M profession: Strengths, needs and the future of the AER O&M division
Susan Langendonk1; Kevin Hollinger2
1Orientation and Mobility Division, Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired, Laingsburg, MI, United States; 2Francis Howell School District, Saint Charles, MO, United States

P26 – The problem of accessibility to the environment in Haiti
Anderson Tibeaud
Centre de Techniques de planification et d’économie Appliquée (CTPEA) / Action Toward Initiatives for Volunteering for Education in Haiti (ACTIVEH), Port-au-Prince, Haiti

P27 – Demographic trends and cost of the visual rehabilitation services in the province of Québec, over a 12-year period (1999-2010)
Jacques Gresset1,3; Julie-Andrée Marinier1,2
1Université de Montréal, École d’optométrie, Montréal, QC, Canada;  2Institut Nazareth et Louis-Braille, Longueuil, QC, Canada; 3Centre de Recherche Interdisciplinaire en Réadaptation du Montréal métropolitain (CRIR), Montréal, QC, Canada

P28 – Learning echolocation in sighted people: Attention as a key factor
Marina Ekkel1; Rob van Lier2; Bert Steenbergen1
1Radboud University, Behavioural Science Institute, Nijmegen, Netherlands; 2Radboud University, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Nijmegen, Netherlands

P29 – Innovations at the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP)
Mickey Damelio1; Kevin Hollinger2
1Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals, Tallahassee, FL, United States; 2Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals, Saint Charles, MO, United States