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travel aid

A device that makes it easier for people with sensory impairments to move freely in busy or unfamiliar environments.
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Gender 5 male, 5 female Race 8 Caucasian, 1 Hispanic, 1 African-American Recentness of Range 8-62 years vision loss Living arrangement 5 with spouse or significant other, 1 with other relative, 4 alone Primary travel aid 6 white cane, 4 dog guide Employment status 7 employed, 1 self-employed, 2 retired Highest education 1 high school, 2 college, 7 graduate degrees Braille 7 users, 3 nonusers
The Sonic Pathfinder: a new electronic travel aid. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 78, 200-202.
The semistructured interviews were based on the D-Quest (Wessels & de Witte, 2003), combined with open questions concerning the participants' subjective experiences, and opinions about the use and functionality of the electronic travel aids. The participants rated their satisfaction with respect to seven aspects of the D-Quest--dimension, weight, adjustment, safety, simplicity, comfort, and effectiveness--on a 5-point scale (from 1 = not satisfied at all to 5 = very satisfied).
* individualized direct instruction specifically related to the following areas: 1) use of functional vision, 2) sensory training, 3) concept development, 4) Electronic Travel Aid usage, 5) low vision optical and non-optical device training, 6) pre-cane and cane instruction for indoor and outdoor travel purposes, and 7) specialized travel needs related to urban, rural, and inclement weather environments;
Abstract: The effectiveness of different types of verbal information provided by electronic travel aids was studied in a real-life setting.
FOREIGN tourists now have a travel aid that they can really swear by - a guide to Britons' flipping foul language.
The GuideCane--A computerized travel aid for the active guidance of blind pedestrians.
With the Streetwise titles joining Michelin's collection, it offers travelers comprehensive and accurate travel aids.

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