SDS can assist in providing basic orientation to the campus, however, there is no
trained orientation and mobility specialist on staff. It is recommended that students
who are blind request training from a professional O & M instructor. This is usually
arranged and paid for by the student's vocational rehabilitation counselor. Students
who are not clients of a vocational rehabilitation agency may call the Alliance for the Blind at 901-766-0600 or Clovernook Center for the Blind at 901-523-9590 for assistance.
From time to time, primary pedestrian travel routes are fenced off and rerouted due
to construction. Students who wish to be notified of such alterations should provide
their e-mail address to SDS so that notification can be made as soon as the information
is received from Physical Plant and Planning. This information will also be posted
to the SDS website under SDS Current News and Announcements.
Students who are blind are eligible to use the SDS campus shuttle service across the
railroad tracks on Southern Avenue and MATA-Plus, the accessible public transportation