'Get ready to get out' (orientation and mobility training) (Melbourne North East and Outer East)

Details

Date 17 Aug 2020

Time 09:00 AM

Contact

Darren

Address Online, Melbourne North East and Outer East , VIC

Phone 0437 780 785

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:

Places are limited.

Contact us to arrange dates and times convenient for you: