[nabs-l] mobility questions
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
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ashley Bramlett" <bookwormahb at earthlink.net>
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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
> Good luck.
> ----- 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!
>> from amy
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