Night Orientation and Mobility program

Do you struggle to find your way around at dusk or at night time?  It can be challenging if you have limited vision when there’s not much natural or artificial light.

VisAbility has devised a six-week program to help support you to develop your night orientation and mobility (O&M) skills.

The program will be run by qualified orientation and mobility specialists and delivered in small groups, so you feel better equipped and have more confidence to go out at night.

 

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Details

*** Please note this is now full ***

When: 5:30pm – 8:00pm, Tuesday 3 August

Where: VisAbility, 61 Kitchener Avenue, Victoria Park. After the first session, different locations will be selected depending on the objectives.

Cost: Sessions can be funded under:

  • NDIS
  • Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP)
  • Home Care Package (HCP)
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs; or
  • Fee-for-service funding.

Program content

The program explores:

  • Safety tips for night travel
  • Environmental challenges and psychological challenges
  • Advice to better use your long cane at night time
  • Orientation skills to help you understand where you are in your environment
  • Identifying different road crossings at night
  • Accessing public transport at night time

Want to join?

To participate you need:

  • A previous O&M assessment and enough experience to walk two routes independently.
  • If you don’t have this, then we can offer you a one-on-one assessment in advance to prepare you for the session.

Fill in the form below to register your interst in our next one.

X Do Not Use - O & M Course Expression of Interest
Have you previously received an O&M assessment and training?
Are you able to complete two routes independently in daylight?
This course requires you to have had an O&M assessment and be able to complete two routes in the daylight. If you would like to take the course, but have not had assessment and/or training, please tick the box below. We will contact you shortly to arrange an assessment.

I would like to attend the course and arrange an O&M assessment and training
What source of funding is available?

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