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mobility training

Techniques and equipment for people with functional deficits to help them move around safely. For the blind or those with low vision, orientation and mobility (OM) training is used. Orientation involves knowing one's location in space, and mobility a plan to get to one's desired location. For the blind or those with impaired vision, OM training also involves the development of sensory awareness and learning to use long canes, guide dogs, or electronic sensing aids.
See also: training
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manufactures a unique line of mobility training equipment that can significantly improve functional independence.
RNIB Cymru - one of seven charities working with British Gas and local authorities to improve the quality of life of the most disadvantaged - is calling for everyone with sight loss to receive an assessment of needs and mobility training, and targets to increase the take-up of pension credit and disability benefits.
Most of the mobility training maps were produced using Corel Draw, a program which is used in some mobility training centres in Ontario, Nova-Scotia and Quebec (the provinces with which we have already established cooperation).
For Williams, who established one of the world's first comprehensive program of blind mobility training based on white cane technique at the Hines, Illinois Veterans Administration Hospital, respectability meant refusing to surrender to self-pity or to accept pity from others; rejection of helplessness, particularly in the form of excessive dependence on others (especially female caregivers) for assistance with mobility; maintaining solidarity with other blinded veterans; and finding regular employment in the mainstream economy.
Most state voc rehab programs offer job readiness training, job coaching, job placement, mobility training, and assistive technology assessments.
There should always be time for mobility training because recovery periods should be regularly included between sets or series, as well as at the end of a workout.
Meal time is another opportunity for mobility training.
Ideally, therapists should begin approaching the subject of wheeled mobility very early with parents, as powered mobility training can begin as early as eighteen months of age.
One area of mobility training which remains somewhat uncharted, however, is that of rural and recreational travel.
While forking to develop the mobility training application, we began to consider a problem that orthopedically-impaired high school students face when taking required science courses such as biology, chemistry, and physics.
He also has completed Pleasantview's mobility training for independent use of public buses.
Some organizations of persons who are blind are challenging many aspects of rehabilitation such as sheltered workshops, mobility training, techniques for teaching independent living, and the teaching of braille.

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