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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Part of living on campus is being prepared for emergencies-make sure you know your campus alert system
As a college student with low vision, I constantly find myself surrounded by things I can’t see. I don’t always have someone with me that can help me figure out what’s around me, but I do always have my iPad and internet access on my […]
The meaning of blindness cane colors and what the color of a blindness cane can tell you about someone’s sight loss.
Make sure you get to your dorm safe- call a security escort if any of these things are happening