[NABS-L] Developing Spatial understanding and becoming a confident navigator
mcapelle at charter.net
Thu Mar 7 18:47:29 UTC 2019
i have the same issues, hince why i use things like gps, or sighted guide.
From: Vejas Vasiliauskas via NABS-L
Sent: Thursday, March 07, 2019 12:40 PM
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Cc: Vejas Vasiliauskas
Subject: Re: [NABS-L] Developing Spatial understanding and becoming a
I can understand your troubles with spacial awareness. I have had to deal
with this too.
When someone asks me for directions to a place I know, I find it much easier
to walk there with them than try to verbally dictate it.
> On 7 Mar 2019, at 10:09, Rahul Bajaj via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Hi All,
>>> I really struggle to digest and retain spatial information, such as
>>> figuring out how to get from x to y in one's head. For someone who is
>>> blind, I don't think you have the luxury of being able to look around
>>> and visually understand where you are. So the only option is to mentally
>>> internalize where things are in relation to each other. I really find it
>>> hard to make sense of info like: there will be a square after you go
>>> straight for 500m. Then you need to take a left and then road x will be
>>> to your left after 300m. While I can understand it, I struggle to
>>> internalize it.
>>> I am also a very diffident navigator. For instance, I had to guide a
>>> friend today out of my college and really could not instantaneously
>>> recall what the way was from my door to the gate. I am able to do that
>>> just fine normally, but if I have to show someone around and so on, I
>>> really struggle. I guess it is in part because I have been guided by
>>> sighted folks all my life, so I have never developed this ability. I
>>> know some sighted folks struggle with this stuff, too, but they have
>>> they luxury of having vision which helps you get away with some of this.
>>> Sent from my iPhone
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