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Visually impaired people learning to walk using white cane

Orientation and Mobility Training

Published on: November 26, 2016

Orientation and mobility is a terminology which is specific to the visually impaired. It is the means of safe, efficient, effective travelling. It taught to people of all ages, to those who are fully blind or have partial vision, to those who come from rural areas or those who need to travel in city environments. Prayatna Nepal in collaboration with Access planet has provided orientation and mobility training for 7 visually impaired students in Adarsha secondary School Thimi Bhaktapur from November 22-25 2016.

The objective of that training was to enhance the capacity of visually impaired  students on  indoor and outdoor movement .

Orientation and mobility include the following focus points:

  1. Sensory development
  2. Indoors and out door movement

As the result of this program, participants were able to know proper technique of using white cane, echo location and other essential technique

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