Archive: April 2019

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Weathering Mobility Challenges Season to Season

April 1, 2019 | Leave a Comment

by Rachael Eschbach, COMS

Mobility in Every Season Chicago! It’s so wonderful to have all four seasons. Of course, every season presents its own set of challenges when traveling with vision loss. Here are some of the mobility problems that crop up season-to-season.  And some tips for overcoming them.   Winter Ice Ice is something that worries everyone, vision […] Read More »

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Sara Ellen wears a blindfold with her white cane.

Blindfold Training:  How Does it Help My Mobility?

February 15, 2019 | Leave a Comment

by Rachael Eschbach, COMS

  “You know what’s weird,  I feel like I did better walking to your office blindfolded using the cane, than I did walking to your office using my vision…” ~Nicole   Many people who have some useable vision may have trouble learning to use a white cane. They are still trying to rely only on […] Read More »

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Angela standing with her cane next to the sign for the 'L' in the Loop.

A Wake-Up Fall: Do You Need to Refresh Your Mobility Skills?

July 16, 2018 | 1 Comment

by Polly Abbott, CVRT

  For many people, the challenge of walking along a crowded train platform is intensified by the fear of falling off the edge onto the tracks.  A person could be hurt by the fall, hit by an oncoming train or zapped to death by the electric third rail.  To avoid taking the ‘L’ is to […] Read More »

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Someone cutting through a sign that says "I can't" with scissors

Five Barriers to Success and Motivation

April 16, 2018 | Leave a Comment

by Rachael Eschbach, COMS

So often we tell ourselves, “I am going to do (insert undesirable activity) because it will be good for me.” The funny thing is, we recognize the importance of what we want to accomplish, but something keeps us from doing it. Change is hard and learning curves are steep, but the fact we have recognized […] Read More »

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