[nfbmi-talk] Voice on the Go generated email

Tonya Smith tonyasmith75 at live.com
Sun Dec 19 20:01:30 CST 2010


Well yeah, I just got a telescopic cane and it reaches up to, it reaches up to y nose, cause I'm 5'1", but I got a 57" cane, because the longer the cane, the more information it will get. Cause you want the cane long enough so it will hit things so your body can stay behind. Now not everybody has this, and last time I told somebody about this they said it was bull crap. But please don't day that. I have a well I guess you can call it a gift. **** not the first thing obviously they teach you in mobility is called shadow, what is it called? Shadow hearing or shadow sensing or something like that. Its where you can hear openings and you can hear objects in front of you. And please don't anybody tell me that its bull crap, because its not. Because that's the first thing that they teach you in mobility. And you know, something like that. I've never heard of a laser cane. I've never heard of that. I've never heard of that. Now what is this nylon cane about? You know how in the middle mine is fiberglass. Now is the nylon, does it have like sting or what? Does anybody have one? What is that exactly? Well then.

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> Original Message:
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> From: gkitchen <ghkitchen at comcast.net> 
> Sent: December 19, 2010 8:31:40 PM
> To: NFB of Michigan Internet Mailing List <nfbmi-talk at nfbnet.org>
> Subject: Re: [nfbmi-talk] Voice on the Go generated email
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> HI Tonya,
> 
> I think you are talking about the  mobility aid that sendero group sells. 
> There are other aids as well.
> 
> I haven't had much experience with one myself. The lazer canes are heavy if 
> they are still produced and  expensive. Lots of women who are small boned do 
> not have enough  strength to use one. I knew someone who could have 
> qualified for one years  ago in Chicago. She was a superb  traveler with a 
> regular cane but the laser cane was just to heavy for her to handle. Anyway, 
> she really didn't need it.
> 
> I walk with my husband and Iuse my long cane--the cane is at least up to my 
> shoulder or nose depending on the one I have at the time. I find it very 
> handy in strange places. It has been my experience that I can find out 
> things in the  environment that are difficult to figure out without the 
> ccane--if there are trees nearby, chairs, tables, parking lots, driveways 
> and all sorts of things that he may not tell me about. He is a  great guy 
> but rather quiet. I have to ask when I hit my cane on something  what it is 
> if I cannot tell. Do you have a long cane? You can get a free one every six 
> months from the  NFB. The phone is 410-659-9314 and the web site is
> www.nfb.org
> 
> I used to travel with one of those short canes that come up to the tip of 
> your sternam. Well, I could still see a bit back then and I fell a couple of 
> times with that short folding cane so after that I talked to a blind person 
> at convention and got a long cane to my shoulder. It helped a lot and I 
> didn't fall like before.
> I was at a Memorial service at the church for a friend's son and I followed 
> the crowd into the memorial garden. Well, I had this real long cane and 
> after going down steps my cane located this rather deep hole. My  cane is my 
> eyes and I don't step until I have checked things out with it. The pastor 
> said-"That is where Tom (the deceased's ashes) is going. So you see those 
> long canes can come in handy. When I was in Kalamazoo, they let me pick out 
> the type and length of cane I wanted to use.
> When Ihad my dog guide, I carry a telescoping cane to locate landmarks or 
> teafch my dog a new area.  In this latter case, I would drop the harness and 
> then heel the dog.
> I don't know how others feel but some folks get good at clicking their 
> tongue quietly to help them locate different things. I hope to get some 
> training in this sometime. At any rate, you would still use a long cane.
> 
> Merry Christmas.
> 
> Georgia
> 
> 
>  Original Message ----- 
> From: "Tonya Smith" <tonyasmith75 at live.com>
> To: "Blind Cook" <Blind-cooks at nfbnet.org>; "Daniel Alvarez" 
> <danalva at dslextreme.com>; "National Talk" <nfbmi-talk at nfbnet.org>
> Sent: Sunday, December 19, 2010 5:13 PM
> Subject: [nfbmi-talk] Voice on the Go generated email
> 
> 
> > Hi, this is Tonya. I got a NFB question to ask all of you. What do all of 
> > you guys think of traveling electronics like for example the vibrating 
> > aids that you use to either hook on your cane or hook on the hand or I 
> > mean, yeah, hold in your hand to let you be aware of moving objects so you 
> > don't have to tap the person in front of you or you know stuff like that? 
> > I'm just curious. Do those work and where do you find them because maybe 
> > some time cautious about doing that, maybe that will help so that way when 
> > I'm walking with Greg or somebody, he won't have to keep me so far back 
> > you know? So you know, I just want to know what you guys think so you know 
> > that way, because he's more cautious than I am and Gretchen, I'm not 
> > complaining, I'm just trying to make it better. So anyway, let me know 
> > what you guys think.
> >
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