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Bright vs White: The Cane Debate

Bright vs White. There is an interesting debate in the visually impaired world as to whether a cane (the long white metal object used by visually impaired people to get around safely), should stay white or be colourful to represent a persons’ individuality. Here are the arguments I have come across: For: * People should […] Read more…

Challenges of Being Disabled: The Social Side.

Social Challenges. As a wheelchair user: The social challenges I’ve faced have been constant.People continually stared when I was in public. Strangely it was adults that were the worst. Children stopped and stared and asked inquisitive questions, which I could handle, and if I was in talking distance I explained that I couldn’t walk very […] Read more…

Challenges of Being Disabled: The Emotional Side.

Emotional Challenges. As a wheelchair user In a lot of ways my emotional challenges were probably typical of anyone with a disability who needed to use a wheelchair to continue with daily life. Although I was not completely immobile, the pain I suffered in my childhood was beyond anything I can put into words, so […] Read more…