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Color Coded Canes

Is your cane entirely white ? Mine isn't and apparently it's by purpose.

A totally white cane means you are totally blind. Or you low vision is unusable.

A white cane with a red section (mostly the section before the tip) means you have low vision but what is left

is actually useable. For example, if you can see the crossing lines on the road.

A white cane with red stripes is for blind and deaf individuals.


You should have the cane that best describe your vision condition. It is a visual key to signal your disability to people around you.

But seriously... How many people know about these cane variations.

I know someone who actually thought the red stripes cane was for Christmas. Not kidding !

There is definitely some education needed here.


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