Title Mobility and Orientation for Blind and Visually Impaired Persons (MOBAVIP)
Project Number LLP-LdV/MT/TOI/03/2008
Project Type Innovationstransfer
Marketing Text MOBAVIP Project, persons aspiring to become qualified mobility and orientation instructors can develop a good understanding of the skills required in order to carry out this work. A preparatory course was developed and delivered to a group of persons aspiring to become Mobility and Orientation Instructors. Through this preparatory course the students learnt basic techniques of teaching mobility and orientation to persons with visual impairment and also to produce tactile maps which can aid persons with visual impairment in their orientation. The students following the preparatory course also had the opportunity to work directly with a number of persons with visual impairment. The organisations working on this project are the National Commission Persons with Disability (KNPD)in Malta, Provision Solutions in the United Kingdom and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Study Centre for the Visually Impaired Students (SZS) in Germany.
Summary Mobility and Orientation Training (MOT) enables persons with visual impairmnent to learn how to orientate themselves and move about in their every day lives, be it at home, at their place of work, and even in the outside world. MOBAVIP seeks to address the need of MOT to be provided for persons with visual impairment in Malta, since at present it is not being provided. MOT plays a fundamental role in helping blind and visually impaired persons in achieving and maximising their independence. The main aims and objectives of this project are: •To study the situation of blind and visually impaired persons vis-à-vis mobility and orientation and identify the needs perceived in this area. •To develop a short-preparatory course regarding mobility and orientation for persons interested in pursuing their studies in this area, including Disability Equality Training. •To deliver this short-course to a number of sighted persons in mobility and orientation while empowering them to pursue further studies to become qualified instructors and thus improving their opportunity to enter employment in this area. •To promote the use of ICT among beneficiaries of the project. •To pass on the knowledge gained from the preparatory course by the participants, to blind and visually impaired persons to improve their orientation and mobility skills thus providing them with more skills to be able to enter the labour market and find gainful employment. •To increase the independence of blind and visually-impaired persons through boosting their ability to orientate themselves and be able to move around unassisted, or as independently as possible in their home, at school, at work and in the community. The consortium involves the National Commission Persons with Disability in Malta, Provision Solutions in the UK, and the Study Centre for the Visually Impaired with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany. Through this project persons aspiring to become qualified mobility and orientation instructors will have the opportunity to participate in this preparatory and gain a better understanding of what the skills and competencies that this vocation incurs. Through this project, a number of blind and visually impaired persons who had never received MOT before, will receive this training which will instantly boost their independence thus there potential of participate more actively in society.
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