There are three main types of Cane:
1. Long Cane
Used by people with reduced or no vision, this cane is designed to be one step ahead of its user - it detects obstacles, hazards, ground level changes and stairs.
2. Identification Cane
Used by people with low vision, this cane can check the height of stairs and any ground level changes.
3. Support Cane
Used by people with low vision who also need support, this cane can provide stability when walking and check the height of stairs.
In addition, all three canes are recognised symbols of vision impairment. This is particularly useful in situations such as road crossings, crowded areas and bus stops, because they alert drivers and other pedestrians to the person's reduced sight.
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