Last year, the Mentelity Foundation also used the AXIWI communication system during the Mentelity Games. The ‘Mentelity Games’ is a unique ski and snowboard trip that is organized annually for people with a physical disability. With this, the Mentelity Foundation wants to show that winter sports are accessible to everyone and that they can go off the slopes. A great initiative, which we are happy to be part of.
Last year, two of the participants shared their experiences with the AXIWI communication system and can be read below.
Ski instructor Pieter de Lange (left, header photo) about the AXIWI communication system:
“As a ski instructor and guide for winter sports enthusiasts with a visual impairment, I have used the AXIWI for years. With the AXIWI communication system, one-on-one guidance is smooth and fast. You understand each other better, which means that both the participant and the supervisor can respond more quickly. This increases safety, which is very important during winter sports activities with blind and partially sighted people. The sound quality is excellent, and the range is also fine. The devices are small and easy to operate. I highly recommend this product.”
Annemiek van Munster about AXIWI:
“I am seriously visually impaired, and I use the AXIWI to communicate better during winter sports and horse riding. During winter sports, it is, of course, essential to understand and follow the instructions of my supervisor or teacher. The AXIWI communication system makes me feel more confident and safer on the slopes. Previously, the supervisor gave verbal instructions without a communication system, so you sometimes did not understand them. This can, of course, lead to unsafe situations. The instructions via the AXIWI communication system are clear to understand; there is little wind noise, and the battery lasts a long time, even from the set I have been using for years in SnowWorld and on the mountains. Make sure you charge the AXIWI units every day.”
AXIWI® for the visually impaired
With the AXIWI communication system, two or more people can communicate with each other wirelessly at a distance. People with visual impairment cannot see everything or not at all. This makes performing certain activities difficult and, in some cases, impossible. The visually impaired are assisted by a supervisor in various activities. Despite intensive guidance, an attendant may need a communication system for better help and communication between the attendant and the disabled person. In this way, the activity can be performed optimally.