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.