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Mobility Training



In order to become physically active and independent adults, children and young people with a vision impairment are likely to need periods of specialist mobility training. As well as delivering appropriate tuition in cane skills – be it symbol cane, guide cane, or long cane – mobility specialists also teach many other skills related to movement and travel, including good posture and body language, active listening, road crossing, communication and self-advocacy, and use of public transport.


To ensure that students are fully able to access their pre-school, school, college, or work environment, periodic audits and ongoing assessments are used to plan bespoke support programmes. These programmes may focus on the development of specific new skills, or be planned around periods of transition between settings, facilitating the inclusion, equality of access and opportunities, and overall independence and wellbeing of the child or young person.