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Posts made in April, 2013

Tips for the Directionally Challenged: Seeing Street Addresses

Posted by on Apr 14, 2013 in Directional Sense, Directionally challenged, street addresses, Tips for the Directionally Challenged, Wayfinding | 0 comments

Tips for the Directionally Challenged: Seeing Street Addresses

Has this ever happened to you?  You have an appointment in a medical office building or other place where you’ve never been before. You know the street address, you’ve followed your directions or GPS faithfully, but when you get there, you can’t verify that it’s the building you want: you just can’t see an address. Verifying that a particular building is the destination you’re seeking is part of the process of finding your way around, but it’s not always easy to do. ...

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Smartphone Map Use (by touch) While Driving Is Banned in California

Posted by on Apr 10, 2013 in Finding your way as you drive, maps, smartphones | 0 comments

Smartphone Map Use (by touch) While Driving Is Banned in California

Using smartphone maps while driving — in any mode other than “hands-free” — is illegal in California according to its distracted driving law. Learn more about it from the following Huffington Post link and related video: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/08/smartphone-maps-driving-california_n_3039477.html

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“Finding Your Way” Safety-awareness Program for People with Dementia

Posted by on Apr 2, 2013 in Directionally challenged, Wayfinding | 0 comments

“Finding Your Way” Safety-awareness Program for People with Dementia

A new wandering-prevention program in Ontario (Canada) has been launched by the Alzheimer Society of Ontario and the Ontario Government. It seeks to prevent people with dementia from wandering and becoming lost, while helping family members and care-givers prepare for such incidents. The article on NetNewsLedger reports that three out of five people with dementia go missing at some point, often without warning. The new wandering-prevention program offers a “Finding Your Way” safety...

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