Cane Skills
Streets
Compass Directions
Bus and Metro
Maps
100

Move cane from side to side so it makes a sound when it hits the ground.

What is touch technique?

100

There is no sound of moving cars

What is "all quiet"?

100

The sun is on my right cheek so I am facing this direction.

What is North?

100

Which bus is this? Where is an empty seat? Will you tell me when we get to my stop?

What are three questions to ask the bus driver when you get on the bus?
100

Northwest, Southwest, Northeast, Southeast

What are the quadrants of Washington DC?

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What are intercardinal directions?

200

Hold my cane angled in front of my body at a street corner to let cars know I am ready to cross

What is Diagonal Position?

200

the raised bumps at the bottom of ramps leading into the street

What are truncated domes?

200

I am facing East I make one turn to the right and face this direction

What is South

200

Google Maps, Apple Maps, Waze

What are smartphone Map apps?

200

Numbered Streets in Washington DC

What goes East and West?

300

The cane tip always touches the ground while you move it side to side.

What is constant contact?

300

The traffic sound you use to cross at a light controlled intersection.

What is the nearest parallel surge?

300

Which direction do you walk from the Capitol building to get to the White House?

What is west?

300

Good person to ask for help

Who is the bus driver?

300

Streets that run diagonally in Washington DC

What are State Streets?

400

Technique used to find an intersecting sidewalk

What is Shorelining

400

The talking and vibrating speaker that tells you when the walk sign is on

What is an Accessible Pedestrian Signal?

400

The Sun rises here

What is East?

400

Seats at the front of the bus for Seniors and people with disabilities.

What is reserved seating?

400
Global Positioning System

What is GPS?

500

The distance my cane needs to move during its arc of travel.

What is shoulder to shoulder?

500

A noisy lawnmower is so loud you can't hear the cars at the intersection

What is a masking sound?

500

This direction is between North and west

What is Northwest?

500

Cash, MetroAccess Card, and Smart Trip card

What is pay the bus fare?

500

Cartographer

What is a person who makes maps?

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