Date 16 Nov 2020
Time 11:00 AM
Address Online, Online , VIC
Mobile 0435 455 115
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.
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.