Get ready to get out and about (Melbourne North West)


Date 01 Oct 2020

Time 12:00 PM


Vision Australia Sunshine

Address Online, Melbourne North West , VIC

Phone 8378 1100



Get prepared for life outside the home again, by joining our program to refresh current practices and discover the latest options to assist with your daily mobility.

You can join from the safety and convenience of your home! Our Orientation and Mobility specialist will assist with re-engaging your skills plus showcase the latest mobility aids, road crossing strategies, low vision apps and GPS technology all with a goal of getting you ready for safe and exciting travels ahead.


Session 1 - Canes and mobility aids

Learn about pre-cane and indoor mobility skills. This is an opportunity to learn or refresh techniques for indoor mobility. You will also discover mobility aids to enhance travel, and discuss white canes, distance vision aids, glare reduction strategies and obstacle detector devices.

Session 2 - Pedestrian safety

Learn skills and strategies for crossing roads safely and confidently. You will also learn about the different types of crossings.

Session 3 - Google maps to assist with navigation

Discover how Google maps can assist in making navigation and planning routes easier. This also includes live view augmented reality and street view for route planning.

Session 4 - GPS apps for people with low vision or blindness

Learn about the latest low vision and blind specific orientation and GPS apps.

Session 5 - Public transport apps

Explore various transport apps for bus, train and taxi.

Session 6 - Navigation technology

Aira and Be My Guide (connect via phone camera to a trained professional or friend to assist with navigation and daily tasks).

Dates and Bookings:


October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

November 5


12:00pm to 1:00pm


Places are limited.

Contact us to arrange dates and times convenient for you:



How to join:

This program is run online, so you can join from your own home.

It's simple to join!

Once you have booked you will receive a link to click on when the session starts.

If you like, our help desk can support you in getting set up, just mention it when making your booking.


This series can be funded through your NDIS plan, My Aged Care or privately funded. Please contact us if you would like to know how to arrange funding.


Places are limited. Please contact us to arrange dates and times convenient for you.

To book: