So, what exactly is a cane?
I’ve heard them called “stick,” “pole” and “rod.” But it’s called a “cane,” plain and simple. If you live in Ruston, you’ve probably seen plenty of people walking with long white canes, but you may have some questions about how they can be used by a blind person to safely and effectively navigate through any type of environment.
We use our canes to provide information that our eyes miss, like, for example, a hole in the ground in front of us or a pole that’s in the way. This can be done by touching the object with the cane or, in some cases, by hearing echoes off the object.