‘Getting around’ made easy (Barwon, South West and Grampians)

Details

Date 16 Nov 2020

Time 11:00 AM

Contact

Georgia

Address Online, Online , VIC

Mobile 0435 455 115

Email Georgia.Lee@visionaustralia.org

Overview

Learn strategies to increase your independence and safety accessing the community, from the safety and convenience of your own home!

Our Orientation and Mobility specialist will highlight the latest mobility aids, road crossing strategies, low vision apps and GPS technology that can make getting around easier.

Topics

Topic 1 – 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. 

Topic 2 – Crossing roads

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

Topic 3 - 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. 

Topic 4 – GPS apps for people with low vision or blindness

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

Topic 5 – Public transport apps

Explore various transport apps for bus, train and taxi.

Topic 6 – Navigation technology

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

Topic 7 - Apps to make reading easier

Explore and compare different apps for reading to understand which apps are suitable for a specific task.

Dates and Times

Please let us know what topics you are interested in, and contact us to set up a date and time convenient for you.

Bookings

Bookings are essential. To book or inquire, please let us know which topics and dates you’re interested in, and call Georgia on 0435 455 115, or email here