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Access to Mass Transit addresses travel issues vital to independence for blind and visually impaired persons from several perspectives- those of blind and visually impaired persons who use mass transit, orientation and mobility instructors, and transportation professionals. Focusing on national and international issues, this information-filled manual covers approaches to making mass transit accessible in several cities in the United States and in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Japan. Arranged in a well-illustrated, easy-to-use format, tips, techniques, guidelines, and adaptive strategies are presented for safe and independent travel on subways, buses, and commuter rails.
A text for specialists in orientation and mobility, providing background information on physiology and function of human perceptual and motor systems. A section on human systems addresses areas including low vision, kinesiology, and sensorimotor function, and a section on mobility systems deals with tools, materials, and techniques such as canes, electronic travel aids, trained dogs, and changes in the built environment that facilitate travel for blind people. A section on the learner focuses on approaches for teaching children, adults, and those with multiple impairments. A final section reviews development of the profession from the post WWII-era to the present, and looks at future trends. Includes bandw photos and learning activities. This edition incorporates changes in the field since 1980. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR
Making use of the research and creative approaches, this book combines the knowledge and experience of many researchers and practitioners who have studied and engaged themselves towards enabling independent travel of blind people.
Foundations of Orientation and Mobility, Volume 2: Third Edition: Volume 2: Instructional Strategies and Practical Applications (Third Edition)by Bruce B. Blasch William R. Wiener Richard L. Welsh
This edition aims at adapting to needs of the changing population and environment, and to best educate new O&M specialists as well as to update currently practicing O&M specialists and other professionals.