Course: Supporting a pupil with VI who uses a long cane: November / January

To be completed by: Fri 15 Dec 2017

Time: -Fri 15 Dec 2017 | Venue:

Course run by specialist staff from the Sensory Service, Habilitation Team

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Training Course Outline


Supporting a pupil with a visual impairment who uses a long cane around an indoor setting

Description of training

You will learn about…

  • Types of cane
  • Parts of the cane
  • Types of tip
  • Correct arc/width the long cane should cover
  • How to monitor and correct long cane skills
  • Learning and travelling a route using a long cane under sleep-shade

The training will be practical and require active participation.

Suitable for

Any person who works with or supports a pupil with a visual impairment

Delivered by

Senior Habilitation Officer and Habilitation Officer

Date/s, times and venue



The course runs for one half-day on either of the following dates:

Monday 20 November 2017

1300-1600 hours

Priestley Room, Margaret Macmillan Tower

To book by 6 November 2017



Monday 15 January 2018

1300–1600 hours

Brigg Meeting Room, Keighley Town Hall

Closing Date for this course: Friday 15 December 2017

To book by 15 December 2017


Drinks on arrival and mid-afternoon


£55 per person



Published: 13/10/2017
Audience: Any person who works with or supports a pupil with a visual impairment
Contact: Tracey Wright

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