Seasonal mobility for children with vision impairment

Written by RNIBDate 11 Dec 2017

Suzy McDonald, Habilitation Specialist at Birmingham Education Habilitation Service, shares 12 tips for mobility training in winter.

Each season of the year has its own challenges and opportunities for mobility and orientation travel and training, and on surface, winter can appear to be the most challenging when taking into account the darker shorter days, cold, rain and snow that are all familiar in those months from October through to February.

However, as long as young people are introduced to solutions to some of those problems, the opportunities for fun, rewarding experiences are plentiful and it’s important that children understand early on how different weather can affect their ability to move around.