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Shedding light on blindness

Original post made on Oct 24, 2012

White canes were a common sight in downtown Palo Alto Wednesday morning as Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired teamed with the Western Blind Rehabilitation Center for the annual White Cane Awareness Walk. Photos by Veronica Weber/Palo Alto Online.

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Posted by Non-US
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Oct 24, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Nice to see this article.

I consider myself someone who has traveled in many countries where the local currency is always on different sized banknotes to enable blind people differenciate the denominations. How come the US currency is all the same sized and how come the blind have not brought some protests about this?

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Posted by Ducatigirl
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 24, 2012 at 6:59 pm

As someone who is legally blind without glasses, I can imagine how horrible it would be to see only darkness.

This country has never been very good at helping its less fortunate citizens. I never thought I would feel this way, but as my vision worsens, I hope I am. Ot
Irving in the US when it finally becomes completely uncorrectable.