White Cane Week takes place on the first full week in February. This important week raises public awareness of the challenges facing Canadians living with vision loss.
A student in SD6 shared some information about their white cane.
The first was the importance of the Gate Position:
“I stand with my cane in the gate position when I’m ready to cross a street. It helps drivers who are in all different lanes to see my cane.”
The second piece information explains the different tips of the white canes:
“The little one is called a marshmallow tip and it is used for regular weather. The big one is called a ball tip that I use in light snow and regular weather when I want to roll it back and forth. I also have a big red disc one for deep snow. My favorite one right now is the ball tip.”