Re: a white cane question
Can you have someone check to see what the brand is? I believe NFB makes a cane that is wider around than canes generally are. I haven’t used one but I did see one, though I didn’t pay much attention to a detailed inspection. But I think the tension is less than on many canes. If it is a cane made by NFB, I would think its fine. After all, since all sorts of NFB members likely use it, if there were problems with the cane, the design would be expected to have been changed.
No, there are many different types of white canes, everything from
rigid ones to folding ones in six sections. You may want to purchase a
new cane just in case this old one breaks.
> Hi all,
> I don't use a white cane much because when I go somewhere I'm almost
> always with somebody sighted and I walk sighted guide with them. I do
> have a cane though, one that an O&M instructor gave me, and it's
> slightly bigger around than any other cane I've ever had and the 3
> sections fit together very loosely. Is that the way all canes are made
> these days?
> I won't try to replace this one because I do use it so seldom, but when
> I unfold the cane and put the joints together they seem loose enough to
> me that one of the joints may snap if I get the cane stuck in a crack or
> in some other obstacle.
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