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By blogger BlondeHistorian

Cane Adventures

Whenever someone gets a new pair of glasses what’s the first thing everyone does? They ask how strong they are. Then usually someone asks to try them on, giving their own verdict on what the world looks through someone else’s eyes. We never expect everyone to see the same. We understand that every pair of glasses is different and that the person wearing them is unique.

So why does everyone expect a visually impaired person using a white cane or a guide dog to be totally blind?

As I talked about in my first post, embracing my long white cane was quite an emotional process. I am now using it happily, safely and confidently.

However, people do treat me differently because I use a cane. I have to deal with the negative attitudes or incorrect ideas that many people have around blindness.

Last week my good friend and fellow…

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