Orientation and mobility specialists are professionals who are specifically trained to teach people with visual impairments how to travel safely, confidently, and independently in the home and the community. These professionals can also help blind people to practice travelling on specific routes which they may use often, such as the route from one's house to a convenience store.
Orientation and mobility specialists are professionals who are specifically trained to teach people with visual impairments how to travel safely, confidently, and independently in the home and the community.
Becoming familiar with an environment or route can make it much easier for a blind person to navigate successfully.
Tools such as the white cane with a red tip — the international symbol of blindness — may also be used to improve mobility. It is usually swung in a low sweeping motion, across the intended path of travel, to detect obstacles. Some visually impaired persons do not carry these kinds of canes, opting instead for the shorter, lighter identification ID cane.
Still others require a support cane. A small number of people employ guide Blind date titles to assist in mobility. These dogs are trained to navigate around various obstacles, and to indicate when it becomes necessary to go up or down a step.
However, the helpfulness of guide dogs is limited by the inability of dogs to understand complex directions. The human half of the guide dog team does the directing, based upon skills acquired through previous mobility training.
GPS devices can also be used as a mobility aid.
Such software can assist blind people with orientation and navigation, but it is not a replacement for traditional mobility tools such as white canes and guide dogs.
Some blind people are skilled at echolocating silent objects simply by producing mouth clicks and listening to the returning echoes.
It has been shown that blind echolocation experts use what is normally the "visual" part of their brain to process the echoes. Public transportation is freely available to the blind in many cities.
Tactile paving and audible traffic signals can make it easier and safer for visually impaired pedestrians to cross streets. In addition to making rules about who can and cannot use a cane, some governments mandate the right-of-way be given to users of white canes or guide dogs.
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