Preparing for Independent Travel for Teens Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
Teenagers who are blind or visually impaired will need to gradually increase their independent travel skills. Whether these skills include low vision driving and/or mastery of the local public transportation system, your child will benefit from training and extensive repetition. The more actively your child participates in all aspects of planning and executing complex routes, the more confidently he will transition to adulthood.
Utilize these resources to help your teen who is blind or visually impaired prepare for independent travel.
- Orientation and Mobility for Blind Teenagers
- Is Low Vision Driving an Option?
- When Other Teens Are Learning to Drive and Your Child Isn’t
Additionally, you and your teen can learn more about traveling as an adult with vision loss by reading AFB VisionAware’s Dog Guides for People with Vision Loss article and the Transportation collection of articles.