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Credentialed from Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP) Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS)


About Us


Our mission is to assist organizations and their clients with vision loss expand their ability to travel within their environments.We offer expert analysis and recommendation to the built environment such as analyzing intersections to help organizations comply with requests for Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS) and other challenges to the outside environment.

Company History 

JoAnne Chalom, COMS, Ed.S. founded In Focus Mobility out of a deep rooted desire to help people use their senses, skills and abilities to achieve their greatest degree of independence.

She achieved credientials through the Association for Certification of Vocational Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP) as a Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS).  

She has a unique perspective as a veteran educator and understands how to present concepts in a manner that is easy for the client to understand. JoAnne’s prior education at the undergraduate and graduate level as well as analysis skills gained by obtaining National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) credentials make her ability to adapt lessons outstanding especially with clients with multiple instructional challenges.

Ms. Chalom’s use of detailed instructional strategies optimizes client success and helps participants develop a trusting rapport.

Ms. Chalom is a 2007 recipient of the Donald Blasch Scholarship.

Mr. Blasch was for many years the chairperson of the Department of Blind Rehabilitation (now Blindness and Low Vision Studies) at Western Michigan University. He was a pioneer in the field of Orientation and Mobility and this scholarship is a reminder of his extraordinary accomplishments during this profession’s formative years.

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