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April 17 2012 Vision Issues Newsletter

An Eye on Vision Issues!

Volume 4, Issue 3 – Week of April 15 to 21st.

Hello, Everyone.
Mid April and lots of rain recently in Illinois. Hope everyone is doing well! Here’s what’s happening on BellaOnline and the Vision Issues Site.

Employment Opportunities: Courtesy of the American Foundation for the Blind.

1. Sewing Machine Operator - Griffin, Georgia

2. Cashier/Stocker, Whiteman AFB, Missouri - Warrensburg, Missouri

3. Associate Contract Administrator - Alexandria, VA

4. Price Analyst, Services - Alexandria, VA

Forum News:

What type of white cane do you use? Which one of the different types of canes or cane tips do you think works best? You will find a thread started in the Vision Issues forum for posting your answers to the questions. We would also enjoy your stories concerning white cane adventures. I was taught how to travel using a straight cane. One day while learning to cross an intersection I placed my cane in front of me and while preparing to cross, a car ran over and broke my cane. The car just kept on going, didn’t even bother to stop! Do you have a similar story?

**An apology:
I expected to write about online games accessible to the visually impaired in this week’s article unfortunately, I did not allow enough time to complete the necessary data collection for writing the article. Please forgive me; I plan to write the article in the future. I need more time to write a more informative article. I spent the week working with the “All in Play” site but have more work to do before I can produce a high quality article. Thanks for your understanding.

This Week’s Article:

How do you choose a white cane? A visually impaired person wanting a white cane must understand the advantages and disadvantages of each types, style and construction of a white cane in order to make a good choice. Knowing what cane tip works best for what surface can help in making a choice. I write about the different canes and my personal experiences along with my favorite type of white cane in this week’s article.
Use the link provided near the bottom of the newsletter to go directly to the article.

Coming Next Week:

Update on methods of vision screening for infants six months of age!

Until next week – Have a great week!


Here's the latest article from the Vision Issues site at

Choosing a White Cane Advantages and Disadvantages
How does a visually impaired person choose the correct white cane? What criteria are necessary for choosing the right cane? How much should you pay for a cane? I include information I obtained from trial and error from years of traveling with white canes plus identify my favorite type of cane.

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Dean Ingalls, Vision Issues Editor

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