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Helpful tips for the sighted when interacting with people who have no to low vision

Gina Martin with her cane talking with Pluto while in DisneylandI have no central vision, and I experience blind spots and floaters in my peripheral vision. I can see shapes and most colours, but cannot make out details. I wear dark sunglasses as my eyes are light-sensitive, so I prefer low lighting. No two people’s experience with vision loss or blindness is th…

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My Cane & How I Navigate

Gina, holding her cane in her right hand, using it to see where she's walking. She's walking across a moss covered tree that has fallen across a small creek.I used to fear the idea of using a white cane and drawing attention to myself. Today, this white cane represents my freedom.

Navigating with no sight is possible if you have these tools in your belt!

My cane is an extension of me! I use it to detect objects that I can’t see or have difficultie…

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