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white cane day 2016

White Cane Day is an international awareness event to celebrate the importance of the long cane and to promote a safe environment for users. The day is celebrated on October 15. The traditional white cane, also known as Hoover' cane, after Dr Richard Hoover, is designed primarily as a mobility tool used to detect objects in the path of a user. The length of the cane depends upon the height of the user. The mission of White Cane Day is to educate the world about blindness and how the blind and visually impaired can live and work independently while giving back to their communities, to celebrate the abilities and successes achieved by blind people in a sighted world and to honor the many contributions being made by the blind and visually impaired. blindfolded participants of the walk The cane is white in colour so that it can be easily spotted in the dark. The lower end of it is coated in red so as to warn motorists and others that they must be careful. The Nationa

the ten second rule

yesterday at a food bloggers meet, i shared my reservations about snapchat and other photo sharing devices where the image disappears after 24 hours. for me pictures are a way to hold on to an ethereal moment, in an effect to stop time. pic little pieces of my day and store it in my memory in the form of a snapshot. but a device which essentially has intermediate and long term memory loss, fails to support the idea of creating lasting memories. These apps which allow you to share and forget within the span of a day is like the movie 5o blind dates, in theory it seems a quaint idea, but how frustrating to start all over again, every day! And then the young chef from Portugal put it in perspective. "every day there are so many images, so much information, I do not want to hold on to it forever, i do not scrolll down to check my own pictures which I have clicked, why will I scroll down to check someone else's previous pictures?" it makes sense, we just have so much new