[AI] Acquiring mastery of orientation skills

Srinivasu Chakravarthula lists at srinivasu.org
Mon May 14 02:40:57 EDT 2018

Thank you for bringing this topic. I know I'm not really a qualified to
discuss this but would want to key in some of my thoughts; they may be of
some help. We all wish buildings such as our work spaces, school etc., do
have accessibility features but quite often we don't see them. Being a
person with low vision, I always face a challenge to identify conference
rooms at my work space. Those I'm familiar are OK to deal with. But when
someone else set up a meeting, I find it difficult and more often I seek
assistance of colleagues sitting in that floor.

While things may work out better by reporting to Real estate team, it may
not work out sometimes. How about we we go around the office / school as we
join and make our own mapping on our mobile device? perhapscreating our own
indoor navigation. This of course would not work at new places but places
that we go everyday.



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On Sat, May 12, 2018 at 8:12 PM, Rahul Bajaj <rahul.bajaj10038 at gmail.com>

> 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?
> Best,
> Rahul
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