[NFBOH-Cleveland] Resources from orientation and mobility teleconference
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Fri May 25 16:55:15 UTC 2018
The monthly “Facing Blindness” teleconference focused on orientation and mobility on Sunday, May 20. Here is a list of resources that were mentioned during the call. Our next call will be June 10, at 7:00 pm,, a little earlier in the month than previous calls due to Fathers Day. (Dial 712-775-7031. Access code, 240281423)
These are the resources that were mentioned in Sunday evening’s teleconference:
1. The following is a link to a very comprehensive video on cane travel, which is found on YouTube.
2. This is a link to information about the e NFB Free White Cane Program:
3. The book that Barbara recommended is The Care and Feeding of theLong White Cane. Here is the description of the digital talking book from BARD:
The care and feeding of the long white cane: instructions in cane travel for blind people DB 37053
Bickford, Thomas. Reading time 1 hour, 49 minutes.
Read by Ed Blake. A production of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress.
Description: The author, blind himself, begins with instructions for novices in cane use and continues with step-by-step advice on walking within buildings, following traffic patterns, and using public transportation. Also discussed are recreational hiking and dealing with inclement weather.
Digital talking book. 2 levels and 51 navigation points. Analog to digital conversion.
Recorded from:, Baltimore, MD : National Federation of the Blind, 1993
Full audio with structure. System requirements: NLS authorized ANSI/NISO Z39.86-2002 digital talking book (dtb) player compatible with NLS flash cartridges. Web version requires computer with Internet access, BARD password and NLS authorized digital talking book player. Contact your cooperating library or the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, for more information.
Canes for the blind; Orientation and mobility.
4. Also, after the call I recalled the following book, that deals with a young woman’s emotional response to and ultimate acceptance of her blindness, and particularly emotional acceptance of the white cane:
Now I see you: a memoir DB 80131
Kear, Nicole C. Reading time 8 hours, 17 minutes.
Read by Celeste Lawson. A production of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress.
Description: Kear, diagnosed at age nineteen with retinitis pigmentosa, shares her struggles with acceptance of the condition and the risks and adventures she engaged in during her twenties. Describes falling in love and having children, and how she focused on them before admitting to having RP. Strong language. 2014.
Digital talking book. 2 levels and 50 navigation points. Digitally mastered.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014., Recorded from:, ISBN: 9781250026569.
System requirements: NLS authorized digital talking book (dtb) player. Web version requires Internet access, BARD password and NLS authorized digital talking book player. Contact your cooperating library or the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, for more information. Full audio with structure.
Kear, Nicole C; Retinitis pigmentosa; United States; Patients
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