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Ten Things To Know About Going To College With A Blindness Cane

Ten Things To Know About Going To College With A Blindness Cane

I started using a blindness cane full-time when I started attending college, and I was surprised to learn that navigating on my college campus was much different than navigating in my hometown or at the store. While it wasn’t hard for me to adjust to […]

Ten Signs You’re Friends With A Blindness Cane User

Ten Signs You’re Friends With A Blindness Cane User

For many of my sighted friends, I am the first person they have ever met who uses a blindness cane. Because of this, I have been able to teach them a lot about the world of visual impairment and assistive technology, and in exchange they […]

How I Learned To Navigate My Internship Building With Low Vision

How I Learned To Navigate My Internship Building With Low Vision

I’m now starting the third week of my internship, and I’m excited to share that I now know how to navigate the floor of the building that I work in. Of course, I still get lost every now and then, but I’ve been able to […]

Seven Places I Don’t Take My Blindness Cane

Seven Places I Don’t Take My Blindness Cane

Last year, I was moving out of my dorm when a staff member asked why I don’t take my blindness cane with me everywhere I go. They were wondering how I was able to walk independently without it and where I put it when I […]

Twelve Blindness Cane Storage Solutions

Twelve Blindness Cane Storage Solutions

One of my friends with low vision just started to use a blindness cane full-time and has been struggling to come up with blindness cane storage solutions. More often than not, they put their cane in some random place and when it comes time to […]

Ten Things I Wish My TVI Taught Me About Transition

Ten Things I Wish My TVI Taught Me About Transition

Whenever I speak about my experiences with working with a teacher of the vision impaired (TVI) in Virginia Public Schools, people are often surprised by how many lessons my TVI taught me in high school, even though I did not see them very often. They […]

Fast Facts About Tactile Pavement

Fast Facts About Tactile Pavement

On March 18, 2019, the Google homepage featured an image that shows a blindness cane user standing on tactile pavement, with the word “Google” written across the bottom of the dots. I found out about the image after several friends texted me saying that there […]

How I Use My Phone For Orientation and Mobility

How I Use My Phone For Orientation and Mobility

Over the weekend, an image went viral of a woman holding a blindness cane and using a phone at the same time. Many people assumed that the woman was faking her vision impairment because she was looking down at her phone. The reality is, many […]

Incorporating Blindness Canes into Halloween Costumes

I started using a blindness cane about two months before Halloween, and found myself wondering how I was going to incorporate my blindness cane into a Halloween costume for a party I was invited to. I knew I wanted my cane to be part of […]

Decoding The Tips of Blindness Canes

Decoding The Tips of Blindness Canes

Last night, I was telling my friend about my first blindness cane that I had bought, long before I knew about how there are different tips for blindness canes. My first cane was awkward to use and frequently got stuck in sidewalk cracks because I […]