[nabs-l] mobility questions

Teal Blooworth tealbloodworth at gmail.com
Sun Jun 14 01:25:18 UTC 2009


    in a new area sometimes family or friends are the best to teach you 
because they are more available. If you do have a family member or friend 
teach you just be sure to ask street names, and what you would find if you 
do it right or if you do it wrong

-Teal
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ashley Bramlett" <bookwormahb at earthlink.net>
To: "National Association of Blind Students mailing list" 
<nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Saturday, June 13, 2009 10:48 AM
Subject: Re: [nabs-l] mobility questions


> Hi Amy,
> I struggle with the same thing.  When going to a new area it takes lots of 
> repetition and practice to learn my way.  As you travel look for 
> landmarks. Maybe a GPS or tactile map of the area will help.  You could 
> have a reader or someone make you a tactile map using graphing tape or 
> whatever works for you.
> I'd say have someone show you who you feel comfortable with.
> Try family first since they're more available.  Mobility instructors have 
> high caseloads and can't see you often.
> But if family doesn't work then yes go with a mobility instructor.  I 
> found mobility instructors to explain things better than friends or 
> family.
>
> Good luck.
> Ashley
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Amy Sabo" <amylsabo at comcast.net>
> To: "NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLIND STUDENTS" <NABS-L at NFBNET.ORG>
> Sent: Saturday, June 13, 2009 12:23 AM
> Subject: [nabs-l] mobility questions
>
>
>> hello all,
>>
>> well, some of you know that i moved from littleton, co to englewood, co 
>> about a month ago or so and, it's been great so far but, for one thing 
>> indeed! i'm having to learn new routes and find my way back and forth 
>> from the bus stops and back to my place. my parents showed me when they 
>> were to help us move in but, it was only one time. i thought it seemed 
>> easy but, i have tried to do this successfully and, both times when i go 
>> on my own i get lost!
>>
>> it's very frustrating that a person like me who is a confident traveler 
>> and a good one to have this difficulity. and, i have lived in this area 
>> for over 6 years. so, here's my question what do you do when you somewhat 
>> know the area but, you still don't? do you have a family teach this to 
>> you or have some mobility done through a state agency like dvr? what have 
>> any of you guys do when learjning a new route or area after you have 
>> moved there successfully and be confident in dioing this independtally?
>>
>> also, i have a very hard times on putting on my cane tipe since i don't 
>> have strength ibn my hands so how can i put on my cane tips and replace 
>> the old ones easily and independtally?
>>
>> thanks again and i will talk to you all soon!
>>
>>
>> hugs,
>> from amy
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