Care and Feeding of the Long White Cane: Instructions in Cane Travel for Blind PeopleBy Bickford, Thomas; National Federation of the Blind
Publication Date: 1993
Book with information and guidance on using a white cane, written by an experienced and totally blind cane user. Topics include practice routes, environmental clues and mental maps, listening to traffic, intersections and turning cars, crossing busy streets, walking with someone else, going up and down stairs, riding buses and subways, escalators and elevators, airports, train and bus stations, grocery stores, suburban and rural roads with no sidewalks, hiking in rough country, and walking in ice and snow. Other topics include cane length and materials, how to hold a cane, cleaning a cane, and placement of the cane when not in use. The author discusses why blind people should learn cane travel, including the issues that sometimes make newly blind people hesitate to use a cane: Why should I use this thing that makes me look blind? Am I capable of learning cane travel? How long does it take to learn cane travel? What about other travel aids, such as dogs and electronics?
Published by: National Federation of the Blind (Website:http://www.nfb.org)
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