[AI] Acquiring mastery of orientation skills

George Abraham george at eyeway.org
Sun May 13 21:16:39 EDT 2018

Would be interested in knowing how people on this list handle challenges
like these.


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From: AccessIndia [mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf
Of Rahul Bajaj
Sent: Saturday, May 12, 2018 8:13 PM
To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
Subject: [AI] Acquiring mastery of orientation skills

Hi everyone,

I hope this message finds you well. While I have acquired considerable
proficiency in the use of the cane, I still have weak orientation skills.
Basically, I am able to use the cane in familiar settings like my office,
but require sighted assistance when I need to get to a particular location,
say from my vehicle.
In other words, my O and M skills have not reached a stage when I can get
from my vehicle to, say, the 4th room on the left on the third floor of a
building that I need to go to. This is on account of my inability to act on
the instructions that someone might give me, and logistical challenges such
as using the lift independently. Plus, another concern is dealing with
offers of assistance from sighted people which are hard to politely reject
and considerably slow down one's progress. Finally, there's a fear of
getting lost or going in the wrong direction which can result in the wastage
of a lot of time. Any thoughts?


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