When you’re out for a stroll – or you’re traveling to an appointment or event – a good sense of direction makes it easier to get where you’re going. And if your internal compass gets turned around, don’t worry – it happens to everyone. We’ve got some tips to help you get oriented and reach your destination, without vision loss getting in your way.
Let’s say you’re heading out for an appointment at a doctor’s office you’ve never been to. If you’ve already checked out the workshops on finding the address and finding the room number, you’ve probably got the directions to get there. Now you just need a few tips and tools to follow them.
One familiar technique for knowing which way to go is to compare the direction you’re facing to the numbers on a clock. Twelve o’clock is straight ahead, 3 o’clock is 90 degrees to your right, and so on. This method is helpful for everything from turning a knob on the stove to finding food on your plate, avoiding objects in your path, and walking across the lobby.
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