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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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The MOS meets the need for enduring mobility training with such offerings as the Aerial Port Operations Course, Mobile Command and Control Leadership Course, and Maintenance Supervision and Production Course, as well as upper-level programs such as the Advanced Logistics Readiness Officer Course and Advanced Study of Air Mobility, a one-year Intermediate Developmental Education program granting a master's degree in logistics to future mobility leaders.
By educating staff and scheduling for more routine toileting, as well as implementing more robust mobility training programs, elderly residents can achieve higher levels of continence.
An aircrew from the Louisiana National Guard uses the AVCATT (Aviation Combined Arms Tactical Trainer) during mobility training at Fort Sill, Okla.
"She's had mobility training with them and she attends an RNIB youth group.
Mobility training included subjects walking for 12 minutes on a course outfitted with parallel bars to practice stepping over 10 cm-high boards, traversing 3 steps, and walking laterally, all with handrail support.
Orientation and mobility training may be provided to students with visual impairments as part of their individual programs of special education and related services.
Challenge Me![TM] makes mobility training enjoyable for children and their facilitators.
Mike was nominated by his manager, Maureen Hughes, who praised his "first class" teaching in braille, keyboarding, touch typing and arranged mobility training for hundreds of visually impaired learners.
"The centre will provide sporting activities, a drop-in centre, mobility training, social events, seminars and much more.
Resisting society's "attitude that placed a low ceiling and an empty future on the blind," he quickly mastered mobility training, studied animal husbandry and raised prize livestock, wrote and lectured about blindness and music, and began his literary career.
Seventy-five per cent of the people asked had never heard of mobility training, which can help people recognise and negotiate obstacles, and less than 20 per cent said they had received such help.
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.

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