Red and White Canes

 

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Red and White Canes – and persons with deafblindness

White canes are often used by blind pedestrians and/or those with a visual impairment, and this is well known in most countries around the world.

However, persons with deafblindness (with both sight and hearing impairments) use a red and white striped cane to navigate, therefore, it is very important to raise awareness of this symbol.

In some countries the red and white cane is already well recognized , but in some other countries, there is still much work left to do, to increase the recognition by the general public and authories.

You can read here a story we published of Alegria, a Spanish older woman with deafblindness and the importance of the red and white cane.

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