[AI] problem with Walking

rahul cherian rahul.cherian at inclusiveplanet.com
Wed Jun 9 04:42:05 EDT 2010


Has anyone tried using a walker instead of a stick? I am mobility impaired
and I sometimes use a walker especially in the night when there is a power
cut. I find that the advantage of a walker is that the chances of falling
are close to zero.



On 9 June 2010 14:08, prateek aggarwal <prateekagarwal99 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello there,
> Walking independently is certainly one of the most essential skills a
> blind person should know.
> Though I myself am not an expert in walking as I’ve never taken any
> formal training in it, but with experience I can move at my own
> without much hassles, so I can tell you out of experience that its not
> difficult.
> The first and most important thing  in order to walk independently is
> to build a self confidence in your own  that you can move by yourself.
> If you’ve obtained the confidence in you, you are half way ahead!
> Here, could you please tell in which city you do reside?
> There are a number of cities where mobility trainings are imparted to
> persons with visual impairment by some  organizations.
> If your city has such an organization, you may go there and learn the
> skills.
> Do let the list know about your city, folks here would let you know if
> there is any institute or individual who can teach you the mobility
> skills.
> However, before all this, as I already said, that you need to build a
> confidence in your own self about moving independently. Its very easy,
> mate, you do not need to worry about anything.
> As per risks involved,  they are there with sighted people as well. Aren’t
> they?
> regards,
> Prateek agarwal.
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> From: "Raju singh" <bidhwin at gmail.com>
> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
> Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2010 11:47:36 +0530
> Subject: [AI] problem with Walking
> Hi friend!
> I am raju Singh again sending you a big problem.
> my big problem is that I am unable to go in market. or any other new
> place, due to the fact that I can not use my stick. yes, ofcourse,
> that I have stick,
> but I have no idea about How to use stick In front of me. friend, When
> I was small, I use vehicle to go to school. Now I am 19th years old.
> and I am in
> college be.a first year. and I also using vehicle to go to college,
> and come again. therefore, I am facing a big problem that due to my
> great wickness
> of me that I need sighted person to walk, I had to loose so many
> opportunities and many works.
> therefore I am very grateful to all of you that Please guide me by
> replying the few questions that is there any rools to use stick? or
> How to use stick
> in a systematically to walk.
> Therefore friends, I am weighting your response.
> Thank you!
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