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Canes and accessories for individuals who are blind or partially sighted
Canes may be used by individuals who are blind or partially sighted to establish the nature of their immediate surroundings. They also act as guides by locating obstacles in the user's pathway. They are white in colour and therefore act as an indicator to those around that the user is blind or partially sighted. Various options are available including:
- different types of handgrip;
- folding or rigid canes;
- reflective markings;
- roller tips to increase the sensitivity of the cane.
Also available are red and white coloured canes to indicate that the user is both deaf and blind. Alternatively red tape can be wrapped around a white cane.
Replacement tips for canes are available.
White walking sticks are available as walking equipment for users who are blind or partially sighted and also have difficulty mobilising.