An effective adoption of the SmartCane in day-to-day mobility requires orientation training and practice. This includes understanding the device features, usage techniques and familiarity with typical use cases.
Training resources in accessible formats are now available to assist end-users as well as trainer’s involved in SmartCane training. The content of these resources has evolved over the years while working closely with users and trainers during the development phase. It includes their suggestions and feedbacks as well.
- User Self-learning Manual – DAISY 2.02 (audio, 47MB)
- User Self-learning Manual – Clear Print (docx, 568kB)
- User Self-learning Manual – EPUB (.epub, 297kB )
- User Self-learning Manual – HTML (.mht, 548kB)
Self-learning User Manual
The manual is intended to be used by potential users as a self-learning manual. It would familiarize the user with the working principle, technical specifications and use of the SmartCane device.
- User Self-learning Manual – DAISY 2.02 (audio, 23MB)
- User Self-learning Manual – EPUB Format (.epub, 325 kB)
- User Self-learning Manual – Clear Print (MS Word .docx, 711KB)
- User Self-learning Manual – Braille Ready(.brf, .dxb, 71kB )
- User Self-learning Manual – HTML format (.mhtml, 628 kB)
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The handbook is a collection of training methodologies and step-by-step activities which enable a trainer to train a new user. The trainer could be a mobility instructor, a special educator, a rehabilitation officer or a family member or friend of the user who may wish to carry out the training.
- Trainers’ Handbook – Daisy format (13 mb)
- Trainers’ Handbook – Daisy format (.epub, 81kb )
- Trainers’ Handbook – Print Ready (.docx, 113 kb)
- Trainers’ Handbook – Braille Ready
- Trainers’ Handbook – HTML (.mht, 128 kb)
The functioning of the device is explained through graphics diagrams. Graphic Diagrams are the embossed representation of any visual diagram. Following are the four graphic diagrams along with the transcriber’s note that are describing the working principle of the SmartCane and its process of detection.
English Print Version
English grade II Braille Format
Note: Use Microsoft Word and ViewPlus Translator to open these graphic files and Duxbury for transcriber’s notes. Tiger embosser or Swell printer could be used for taking tactile print.