Yellowstone, a teenager with CVI, supported by her Orientation & Mobility (O&M) teacher, started using a white cane in the Autumn (Fall) of 2021.
My biggest issue with the cane has been explaining to people what it is.
Some things they’ve called it include:
I’ve encouraged this one though because I’m a fan of the show Avatar: The Last Airbender, which has a blind character named Toph Beifong who uses a superpower called earthbending to feel where stuff is through the earth so she can navigate, which I think is really cool. I think some people think I shouldn’t like the Toph character because of things like this scene where she can’t swim, so Sokka who she has a crush on, tells her he’s coming to rescue her but his girlfriend Suki just jumps in without saying anything and gets there first, resulting in this:
I actually really like this clip because it’s the perfect way to explain to people why they should say things like, ”Hi, it’s so-and-so” before they start talking.
And when it’s folded up it’s also been mistaken for:
Just something I thought would be funny.
My O&M teacher thought the ”miniature water tower” thing was funny too.
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