ERIC Number: ED022288
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Conference for Mobility Trainers and Technologists; Proceedings (Massachusetts Institute of Technology Faculty Club, December 14-15, 1967).
Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge. Sensory Aids Evaluation and Development Center.
Ten articles treat mobility aids and training for the blind. The following subjects are discussed: "Development of Mobility Programs Which Used Canes as Aids,""Expansion of Mobility Training to Children and Aged,""Basic Techniques Essential to Orientation and Mobility,""Long Cane Training: Its Advantages and Problems,""The Cane as a Channel for the Communication of Information," and "Towards the Measurement of Performance of Travel Skills." Also considered are "Lasers as Mobility Aids,""The Laser and the Long Cane,""Travel Pathsounder," and "Applications and Field Testing of Three Devices." Action in implementation of a committee on orientation and mobility and other projects suggested by the conference participants are reported. The agenda and a list of participants are included. (LE)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Children's Bureau (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge. Sensory Aids Evaluation and Development Center.