Low Vision and Visual Impairments Can Be Misunderstood
A woman with a backpack walks down a busy street with other pedestrians, busses and scooters around her.When people think of blindness as a complete lack of vision, but according to this article, 93% of visually impaired people retain some usable vision. This can create unwelcomed responses from people who expect that a person with a white cane will have no vision at all.

The author discusses her visual impairment and some of the responses people have had to the limited vision she has. She also talks about her decision to start using a white cane

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