- CLEW: navigation app for the blind and low vision
NEW UPDATE FOR IPHONE...Earlier this year
- The GPS satalight navigation Lazarillo have invested quite a bit recently and improved it. You can now actually get turn by turn instructions whilst navigating towards the destination. You need to use the search function or try going to your list of favourite locations.
- Select somewhere by double tapping with one finger
- then swipe to find start tracking,
- double tap to turn that toggle
- then at the bottom left double tap on walking mode
- a menu will pop-up on which you need to double tap on Google maps or just Lazarillo because it has now built in navigation and this is better because you do not get two voices talking at the same time!
- You then make sure you have your ear pods in your ear- well, one of them anyhow - and pop your phone in your pocket and set off!
- With BlindSquare it is much easier to cut out unwanted announcements of shops, pubs, small restaurants. Lazarillo is completely free and as I said, it now enables you to get turn by turn directions. None of the GPS apps are absolutely accurate but they really do help quite a bit. So, I would encourage you to download this app and experiment!
MEMBERS LEAVING ANY WALKS EARLY PLEASE LET THE LEADER OR BACK MARKER KNOW
HOLIDAYS FOR VIP's AND SIGHTED GUIDES...
Traveleyes is a holiday company who specialise in holidays for Blind people and Sighted guides. They do short City breaks and World Wide Travel. Sighted guides can get a discount of up to 50 percent. For further information call 0113 8874275 or visit their web site traveleyes-international.com
MAIN WALKS CONTACTS: Christine Hewitt (Chair) - 0114 2366685 firstname.lastname@example.org and John Bater (Walks Organiser) - 0114 233 4080 or 07816089059
Please note that anyone intends to come on any off the walks, you must contact John Bater above (except for Wednesday walks when you should contact Christine Hewitt on 0114 2366685 or email@example.com. Walks are suitable for dogs (on leads) unless otherwise stated.
IMPORTANT!! It is advisable to bring a waterproof jacket and wear walking boots (if you have them) when you come out with the group.
DOGS ON WALKS...
This is by way of a reminder to everyone about how we should be taking care of dogs on walks. There was an incident on a walk recently where a Guide dog went missing and it took some time and a lot of retracing of steps to find her again. WE CANNOT AFFORD TO BE LOSING GUIDE DOGS!!!! So - let us just remind ourselves of the rules governing dogs on walks. Firstly, it is up to the leader to say when dogs can be let off the lead. In making their decision leaders will be bearing in mind that dogs should not be off the lead near roads, anywhere where there are livestock, either in the field we are in or adjacent fields. Nor should dogs be off the lead if we are walking on a narrow path where dogs running up and down the line of walkers runs the risk of knocking people over, especially if they pick up a stick in their mouths as some of them are prone to do. Once the leader has said that dogs may be let off the lead it is up to the guide dog owner to release their own dog but they must make sure that a sighted guide takes responsibility for keeping an eye on the dog. If the sighted guide is you - then YOU DO NOT TAKE YOUR EYE OFF THE DOG. Ask the guide dog owner to call the dog back the minute you spot a possible problem and let's be sensible about playing with the dogs. This can just get them over excited and distracts their attention from their owner as well as the potential danger of dogs chasing up and down the line of walkers. Please do not throw sticks, dogs get splinters in their mouths which can be quite dangerous. Finally - remember that dogs must be on leads for coffee and lunch stops. Christine
Please send articles for Newsletter to firstname.lastname@example.org Tel; 0114 2667764.
!!! REMINDER!!! PLEASE NOTE FOR ALL WEDNESDAY WALKS VIPs and Guides need to Contact Christine Hewitt 0114 236 6685 or email@example.com by tea time on the Friday before the walk AT THE LATEST if they intend to walk. This gives her time to ensure that there are enough guides available for the VIPs. Leave a message if she isnít in. For ALL other walks you need to contact John Bater.
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CALVERT TRUST Activity Centre in the Lake District - for people with disabilities have contacted me to enquire if any of our members would be interested. They offer a wide range of activities and include training i.e. canoeing, sailing, cycling, climbing plus indoor activities. Accommodation provided with full board or self-catering. Anyone interested to please contact me for further information. Thanks, Eric. CONTACT - Eric Andrews: Tel. 0114 229 9504 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org
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