Cane Travel

Read about how to learn to use a cane and what type to use. Should you use a white cane if you have low vision? What are white cane laws? These and many other questions are covered in this section.

Person walking outside with a white cane and a leashed dog

Does the Cane Have to Be White?

Canes for Outdoor Travel When used properly, a cane can provide information and protection, regardless of its color – it does not have to be white to be effective. Most […]

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The tip of five white canes, each with a different cane tip

What Type of Cane Should I Use?

The Different Types of Canes Two types of canes are most commonly used: Left: One type of support cane (credit: Wikipedia)Middle: One type of “probing” cane (credit: Wikipedia)Right: Use of […]

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Person seated next to a folded white cane

What Will People Think About Me If I Use a White Cane?

Using a White Cane If you are embarrassed to be seen with a cane, consider what your own reaction might be if you saw someone else walking with a cane […]

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Close-up of person walking with a white cane

How Do I Learn to Use a Cane?

When used correctly, the cane searches the ground ahead of each step. It warns you of obstacles and drop-offs and informs you of what’s in front of you. The correct […]

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