Why don't sighted people see a white cane?
March 7, 2007 5:34pm CST
I have retinitis pigmentosa which is a degenerative eye condition and I use a white cane. You wouldn't believe how many sighted people walk into my cane and then yell at me to 'watch where I'm going!' or I get told off for the tapping noise. Why is it so hard for some to be understanding?
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7 Mar 07
There are so many ignorant people out there, as I'm sure that you're finding out. I would like to say that they were not aware of the white cane or of it's significance, although I know that this is an excuse that very few, if any, people can use. It boils down to stupid, ignorant people. Hold your head high and be proud for being able to learn how to navigate without the benefit of your sight. You are to be commended, and fortunately there are more nice people in the world than ignorant ones.
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7 Mar 07
This is because my friend there are a lot of really ignorant people in this world , I find that manners are getting rarer every day ,people like that are to be pitted, But in general there are a lot more nice people than horrible people , I am so glad I have so many of the nice people as my friends , Well done on your first discussion xxx
1 Apr 07
Now that is possible. I still don't like it that people can be so ignorant as to not see when someone is struggling. I am very aware when someone (by sound) that someone is using crutches, a cane or even a scooter and tend to move over. Surprises people I think. Did you enjoy your visit to England? :)