Getting around when your blind is, obviously, different than when you're looking around; this does not mean it can't be done, it's a huge obsticle, that you have to be terrified while doing it, or that there is something wonderful about getting from here to there. While it is in the interests of some organizations and instructors to make it seem like a mysterious art that only people must spend their whole life studying in order to teach, luckily, or unluckily for them, this isn't true.

          Blind people have been training other blind people for several decades now and doing it well. It would seem obvious that if a blind person can travel on their own then with a little training on how to teach, they can teach other blind people the skill as well.

          The argument over which is better, the white cane or the guide dog close to, but not quite, irrelevant; everyone is differnet and needs to figure out which they work better with. The white cane doesn't need to be fed or cleaned up after, but a guide dog is smart, can give a second oppinion on crossing that driveway, and let's face, makes for better company.

          So, now that you know about what you did when you started this page; here are some articles on the different aspects of mobility, not just dogs and canes.

The Long White Cane:

Guide Dogs:

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