Get ready to get out and about (Melbourne North West)

Details

Date 01 Oct 2020

Time 12:00 PM

Contact

Vision Australia Sunshine

Address Online, Melbourne North West , VIC

Phone 8378 1100

Email sunshinevic@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:

Session 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.

Session 2 - Pedestrian safety

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

Session 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.

Session 4 - GPS apps for people with low vision or blindness

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

Session 5 - Public transport apps

Explore various transport apps for bus, train and taxi.

Session 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).


Dates and Bookings:

Thursdays:

October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

November 5

Time:

12:00pm to 1:00pm

 

Places are limited.

Contact us to arrange dates and times convenient for you:

 

 

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 funded. Please contact us if you would like to know how to arrange funding.

Bookings:

Places are limited. Please contact us to arrange dates and times convenient for you.

To book: