'Get ready to get out' (orientation and mobility training) (Melbourne Inner South East)

Details

Date 16 Nov 2020

Time 11:00 AM

Contact

Sharon

Address Online, Melbourne Inner South East , VIC

Mobile 0413 971 371

Email kooyong@visionaustralia.org

Overview

Get prepared for life outside the home again, by joining our program to refresh current practices and discover the latest options to assist with your daily mobility.

You can join from the safety and convenience of your home! Our Orientation and Mobility specialist will assist with re-engaging your skills plus showcase the latest mobility aids, road crossing strategies, low vision apps and GPS technology all with a goal of getting you ready for safe and exciting travels ahead.

Topics

Canes and mobility aids

Learn about pre-cane and indoor mobility skills. This is an opportunity to learn or refresh techniques for indoor mobility. You will also discover mobility aids to enhance travel, and discuss white canes, distance vision aids, glare reduction strategies and obstacle detector devices.

Pedestrian safety

Learn skills and strategies for crossing roads safely and confidently. You will also learn about the different types of crossings.

Google maps to assist with navigation

Discover how Google maps can assist in making navigation and planning routes easier. This also includes live view augmented reality and street view for route planning.

GPS apps for people with low vision or blindness

Learn about the latest low vision and blind specific orientation and GPS apps.

Public transport apps

Explore various transport apps for bus, train and taxi.

Aira and Be My Guide (connect via phone camera to a trained professional or friend to assist with navigation and daily tasks).

Date and time:

Please select the session that suits you:

Session 1

Dates: Monday November 16, 23 & 30 and December 7 & 14

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Session 2

Dates: Thursday November 19, 26 & December 3, 10 & 17

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Session 3

Dates: Thursday November 19, 26 & December 3, 10 & 17

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

How to join

You can join this program from the safety and convenience of your home via computer, tablet or even your phone. It’s easy to join and our team is also available to assist you in getting set up if you like. Just mention it when the team contacts you to discuss your registration.

Cost

This series can be funded through your NDIS plan, My Aged Care or privately. To find out more about these options please discuss with Sharon during registration.

Registration

Places are limited. Once you register your interest, Sharon from our team will call you within two business days to finalise registration details and to secure your place. Register here.

For queries, call Sharon on 0413 971 371 or email here.