- The wall side of the ladder can be climbed, which is important for the person to find his/her direction easily.
- The person extends his cane two steps forward by bringing his feet closer to the first step.
- The arm should be forward and stretched, ie the elbow is not bent.
- The thumb of the hand holding the cane is kept pointing down and acting as a spring.
- The tip of the cane is lifted slightly so that it touches the step.
- The arm does not swing when exiting.
- Wall tracking should be done with the hand that does not hold a cane.
- As the steps go up, the tip of the cane is attached to the next step.
- Since the tip of the cane will not be caught when reaching the last step, the visually impaired will understand that he has reached the last step and will take his step carefully.
- The walking stick is crossed between the stairs and the other steps are followed by following the wall.
- If you want to go to the next floor, go to the direction of the stairs on the diagonal, without following the wall.
Climbing Stairs with a Stick
- The cane is held forward while descending the stairs.
- The arm holding the cane is extended forward without bending the elbow.
- The index finger is on the top of the cane.
- The tip of the cane is held two steps ahead and slightly lifted as if it touches the step.
- It is descended in this way.
- When the last step is reached, the tip of the cane will rub on the ground.
- This is how the person realizes that he has come to the last step and immediately takes his cane across so that the oncoming people do not trip over their feet.
Note: This article is for support purposes only. Various technical trainings are available for the use of white canes. It is recommended that these trainings be taken by a specialist.
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