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Second Sense - Beyond Vision Loss

Choosing the Right White Cane: Factors to Consider

Tuesday, June 22 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Choosing the right white cane can feel like a daunting task. Should you choose folding or rigid? What is the best length, type of material and of course, the cane tip?

The terrain you travel most frequently, how fast you walk and other factors go into the decision on what cane is best for you. A specially trained orientation and mobility specialist can best direct you in choosing a cane after discussing your needs and many other factors you may not think to consider.

Join Eleni Gaves, one of our certified orientation and mobility specialists, as she answers your questions about what to look for and things to consider when choosing a white cane. You’ll find answers to the common questions about canes and also some specifics you may have been wondering about.

Eleni shares information on:

  • types of materials used for white canes
  • types of construction
  • appropriate cane lengths
  • types of cane tips and their functions

To join this workshop, call our conference line at 312-809-1004. For questions, email Eleni Gaves.