well the cane has limitations.
Using it is not that bad.
Some people are just rood thats all.
Ofcause any big crouds and I can't really use any cane like funding events.
Yes I can use it for so long but after that not a chance.
I don't mind people noticing me being blind.
Mostly its a blessing.
 people move out of my way, they chat to me for a while.
They are friendly towards me.
On the other hand people will critisise me for being blind or think I am helpless but at least in new zealand that almost never happens.


At 06:09 p.m. 29/04/2011, you wrote:
I've encountered the atitude that "I don't use a cane because it shows I'm blind"

Actually this came up when i was applying for a guide dog last year (I'm stil on the list).

the thing I find odd, is that I use a cane not for anyone else, or for appearence, but just for me!

My sense of space (or lack of), frequently means I can't judge the distance of something even if I perceive or see it (and it'd have to be pretty close for me to see it).

Looking as though I'm blind? I think i'd look far more stupid falling down a flight of stairs and breaking my nose, and as for danger, ----- well see the above comment!

In terms of other people and taking up more pathway that rather confuses me, sinse certainly with the technique I use the cane tip is only 2 foot in front of my own feet and as wide as my body.

There are certainly people, ----- mmmm, lets say larger in gurth than i am who probably take up more space overall ;D.

I sometimes run into complaints when i'm out and about, not of me, just of disabled people in general (I think such people would complain equally if there was someone in a wheel chair coming down the street), but usually such people will get a very sharp answer indeed.

beware the grue!

Dark.

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