Category: Orientation and Mobility

Cane Helper

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DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY" ----- PURPOSE: To assist individuals with low vision or blindness in learning to use a cane. This device is designed to aid mobility and orientation instructors in teaching proper cane movements without having to bend over. This device is equipped with a loop that fits loosely over the student's cane enabling the instructor to guide cane movements. To make the device, put together two or three sections (depending on the height of the instructor) of a broken folding cane. Glue the connections where the ends meet. When the glue is dry, cut off any ends below the connection. Attach a loop of nylon cord to a half-inch metal hose clamp by wrapping the nylon loop perpendicular to the hose clamp with heavy fishing line or wire. Screw the hose clamp to the end of the connected cane parts. MATERIALS: Cane parts, 12 inches of nylon cord, metal hose clamp, glue, and fishing line or wire. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: Matusoff, C. TITLE:
Cane Helper (in Springboard). JOURNAL: RE:view. REF: Vol. 38 no. 1, Spring 2006: p. 22-23. PAGES: 3 with cover. 2006.


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