Elijah Haines

O&M Specialist and Curriculum writer

Elijah serves as a volunteer Curriculum Specialist for ETI. He currently works at the Alaska Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. He is a Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist and a low vision therapist. He conducts rural outreach, traveling throughout Alaska to provide rehabilitation training, low vision devices, and other resources to Alaskans who are blind or have vision loss.

He received his master’s in Orientation and Mobility at Western Michigan University where he served as a graduate assistant, working on research about effective use of the long white cane. Prior to his graduate studies, he served for two years in the United States Peace Corps in Cameroon. He worked as a community health educator, providing outreach services for a village health center. He conducted workshops with youth and adults focused on malaria prevention, malnutrition, and the intersection of gender and health.

Originally from Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula, he now spends his spare time exploring the outdoors in Alaska where he is an avid runner and hiker.