|The Long Cane|
|Monday, 02 October 2006 19:00|
Guidedogs NSW/ACT is one of Australia's oldest charities providing their services free of charge to the community. This includes of course their wonderful guide dogs and training.
A very popular piece of equipment they also provide to assist with mobility is the long cane. You may have seen someone using this mobility aid and thought that's just what my Mum, Nana or friend needs! The cane helps the user to detect obstacles and hazards, drop-offs, ground level changes and stairs in the path of travel.
The user can be as young as five or as old as 95. In fact, there is no age limit to the person receiving a long cane as long as it improves mobility and safety. These days long canes come in numerous colours so it's not uncommon to see a child using a pink or green cane.
To be eligible you don't have to be legally blind but, if you have had changes in your vision and it's affecting your safety and confidence, contact your nearest Guidedogs NSW/ACT office for an assessment.
The long cane and training is provided free of charge. For more detail about the cane, visit the website.
For your nearest Guidedogs NSW/ACT office, see the website. ,br>
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