White Cane Positioning Training Aid
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BODY BUDDY -----DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY ----- PURPOSE: To aid children and adults with blindness and low vision in learning to use a long white cane safely and correctly. One of the most important things to learn is to keep the cane in front of the body, a difficult skill to master because the natural tendency is for the dominant arm to drop to the side of the body, causing an awkward swing with reduced protection from obstacles. The article describes a soft pillow that is carried by prssing it between the b...[More Information]
CANE HELPER -----"DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY" ----- PURPOSE: To assist individuals with low vision or blindness in learning to use a cane. This device is designed to aid mobility and orientation instructors in teaching proper cane movements without having to bend over. This device is equipped with a loop that fits loosely over the student's cane enabling the instructor to guide cane movements. To make the device, put together two or three sections (depending on the height of the instructor) of a broken folding ca...[More Information]
TRAVEL CANE TRAINING AID -----"DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY" ----- PURPOSE: To assist in teaching proper use and positioning of a travel cane. This aid can be used when the student is first introduced to the long cane and is learning the constant contact diagonal technique or for teaching the proper width of the arc to students learning to use a cane with a roller tip. To prepare the teacher's guide cane, affix three strips of self-adhesive rough or hook Velcro around the lower shaft near the tip and three strips around the tip...[More Information]
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