Long Wheite Cane
Posted by braille.smarty on 11/5/2011 at 8:31 PM
Are there any websites I can go to to learn more cane techniques.
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Re: Long White CanePosted by Word-Smith on 5/1/2013 at 3:26 AM
BARD has the following book.
The care and feeding of the long white cane: instructions in cane travel for blind people DB 37053
Bickford, Thomas. Reading time: 1 hour, 49 minutes.
The author, blind himself, begins with instructions for novices in cane
use and continues with step-by-step advice on walking within buildings, following
traffic patterns, and using public transportation. Also discussed are recreational
hiking and dealing with inclement weather.
I also think the Hadley School for the Blind has materials having to do with learning mobility skills.
Re:Long Wheite CanePosted by braille.smarty on 11/10/2011 at 9:36 PM
Thank you for that info.
I have been out of school for couple of years.
I did have a cane teacher.
I just like to see if I can learn any more about canes, wich I am good at that.
Re:Long Wheite CanePosted by Liz N on 11/9/2011 at 11:31 AM
This article on AFB Senior Site may be helpful:
And the AFB Directory of Services offers a comprehensive list of agencies that offer in-person training:
And this article on VisionAWARE.org offers some good general guidelines on how to learn to use a cane, but strongly recommends getting training from a Certified Orientation and Mobility (O&M) Specialist:
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