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long cane holder
According to a national health study (1), there are approximately 109,000 individuals in the U.S. who are visually impaired or blind and who use a long (white) cane for independent mobility. There are many excellent programs throughout the country to teach cane and mobility skills, however none of these programs have been able to identify a solution for where these canes should be placed while the person is not using them. Canes left against tables and desks have a tendency to fall to the floor out of reach of the user, and canes that either fall to the floor or are placed there originally tend to be tripping hazards for other people. This paper introduces an easy-to-use economical solution to this problem that will keep a user’s cane within easy reach and off the floor.
(1) AFB American Foundation for the Blind. (2012, January). Retrieved from Facts and Figures on Adults with Vision Loss: http://www.afb.org/section.aspx?SectionID=15&TopicID=413&DocumentID=4900#lifestyle