I’ve never met a piece of assistive technology or a medical device that gave functionality without taking something away.
Tag Archives: cane user issues
Hands-Off Navigation, Please: How NOT to Give Directions to a Blind Person
And all you had to do to avoid it was keep your hands to yourself. Why does the sight of a mobility cane seem to erase that childhood lesson from adult brains?
An Accessible Art Museum? My Visit to Nashville’s Parthenon
The tap of my Cain as I drifted across the temple space echoed in a library hush created by the imposing figure of the goddess herself. To me she appeared a vaguely shimmering outline in the dimness, how she might have appeared to Perseus as she bestowed celestial gifts of survival. The silhouette of golden light stretched far, far out of my meager peripheral vision, giving me a sense of endless presence.
Three Reasons You Should Want a Blind Student In Your Class — Any Class
That’s right, people with disabilities like blindness are good for your brain!
“Does this cane work with my outfit?”
A Beautiful Description: Blindness and Boundaries
“We’re blind to our blindness. We have very little idea of how little we know. We’re not designed to know how little we know.” — Daniel Kahneman
Job Interviews Are Like Blind Dates
It’s legal,, awkward, and concerning. I worry my answer might label me a burden instead of an asset to the company. But on the other hand, accommodations can often be expensive, bulky, time consuming, or even compromise the integrity of a work process. Answering is a challenge when I can see the issue from both sides.
Daydreams: Live and in Color!
Most of my daydreams are pretty positive. But every now and again I think about just how weird my life could get…
Cosplay Canes Conquer Anxiety
I wasn’t thinking about any of that, though, when I decided that a leather-wrapped bamboo pole felt more period-appropriate for my costume than the graphite stick wrapped in reflective material I normally carried. I donned my jerkin, horns, leggings, and un-authentic flats (I’m on a budget), grabbed the bamboo, and headed out to the car. And literally ran into two problems right away.