[nfbmi-talk] Voice on the Go generated email

Tonya Smith tonyasmith75 at live.com
Mon Dec 20 00:03:53 CST 2010


Because I have a long telescopic cane that goes up basically to my eyebrows, now I have read that the longer the cane the more information you get. I got a fiberglass hollow cane and so far I like it. I tried putting it down and when I got it back up it kept on unlocking so I have to either twist it to the right a lot of times and it finally lock into place. And I think I'm just going to leave like that. I guess 2 each on it now some people put it down, some people do other way some people say got a practice and some people, I don't know. But anyway, now therefore that there is a nylon cane but there is a cane like nylon in the middle. So I'm wondering if i get that as a back up will it that do the same thing or do I have to tighten it or can I put it up and it will automatically locked like my friend Veronica said. I guess she's got the same cane I do but I guess if you have nothing in between the sections I guess it doesn't have anything to hold on to right? I guess that's the way doing that but anyway I guess if you want to what I am doing, I am laying down in bed.

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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
> 
> 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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