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Q: Canes for the blind ( Answered 3 out of 5 stars,   3 Comments )
Subject: Canes for the blind
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: athosbrag2-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 16 Apr 2003 15:20 PDT
Expires: 16 May 2003 15:20 PDT
Question ID: 191428
Ok a year ago I searched for canes for the blind and found at least
ten places to find I can't???

I specifcally am looking for a mini collapsing white cane...I am blind
and need one.  Thanks so much for any help you can help me with  lol 
.  Carlton Brown
Subject: Re: Canes for the blind
Answered By: larre-ga on 16 Apr 2003 16:09 PDT
Rated:3 out of 5 stars
Thanks for asking!

The following websites all sell telescopic white canes. I have linked
directly to the appropriate pages or sections.

Envision: White Canes and More

Walking Equipment & More

National Federation for the Blind Store

Oregon Commission for the Blind Store

California Canes


Ambutech (Screen Reader Friendly Price List)

Elite Medical

Supports USA

A Froogle Search for "blind cane" adds 5 more suppliers:

Google Search Terms:
canes blind

I hope you're able to find exactly the cane you want from these


Clarification of Answer by larre-ga on 18 Apr 2003 19:13 PDT
I'm sorry if I misinterpreted your question as a request for a listing
of ten or more sites to shop. The canes located range in length from
24 inches up. They collapse into three to six sections. Each site
offers white canes which are less than the 45 inch standard length
though none are "labeled" as mini. Additionally, several of the sites
offer child's canes. If you would share your criteria for mini, I will
search for the most appropriate.

Best regards,


Request for Answer Clarification by athosbrag2-ga on 18 Apr 2003 19:44 PDT
WOW very good...HOWEVER...I think what I am specifically looking for
has fallen off the face of the internet...

Last year...Doing this same search...most of these sites were replaced
by others offering that exact model...the "MINI"  It was so called due
to the six inch compactable size...I.E. it would fit in a ladies
I found a korean website of the manufacturer...but this was a year ago
and back then I had no use for it...

Clarification of Answer by larre-ga on 21 Apr 2003 14:06 PDT
Hello again,

After a much more extensive search, I've located the following
companies which may offer the product you're after.


World View Products offers "The Mini"

- Amazingly short and small but works just same as regular telescopic
- Suitable for most of women's handbag and jacket's pocket. 
- Luxury design
- Comes with two different materials.
- Carbon-fiber ; Super strong, durable and rigid. High-end quality.
- Fiber-glass composite construction. 
- Patented the top cap
- Threaded cap for secure holding of the inside cane shafts.
- Patented shock absorbing pad. 
- Double-layer powder coated shaft for better durability. 
- Accurate and constant length specification when pull the shafts of
the cane   out.
- Reflective color
- All white reflective powder coated - for most European countries.
- Six inch red reflective tape - for North American Usage.
- Custom tape and colors available to suit local requirement. 

Several photographs are displayed, with the collapsed cane shown
fitting in an average sized women's hand bag, as well as fitting
almost completely within the back pocket of a pair of jeans.

World View Products Website

This is a framed site, and, unfortunately, not particularly friendly
to audio browsers, and use image links without ALT text, so it may
take assistance from a sighted helper, plus a few clicks to reach the
proper page. It also generates at least one pop-up advertisement. From
the homepage, select the Products link, then select the Mini link.
Additional product choices are linked (in the same line) as:
Telescopic, Folding, and 1 and 2 Piece. It seems this site -is- of
Korean origin. There is no online ordering available, just a Product
Inquiry or Contact Us page.

World View Products - 

Contact Information:

GAIA Enterprise ( Sales and marketing)
#1314, 55-1, 21Centurycity O/T,
Daeyeon-3 Dong, Nam-Gu, Pusan, Korea.
Tel : 82-502-236-3653, 82-51-610-1520
Fax : 82-502-236-3654, 82-51-610-1521
E-mail :

Kun Yoong Trading Co.

Kun Yoong Trading Company apparently doesn't have a website, however
their product description and contact information may be useful to

"The "Aurora Cane" comes in 7 sections and is made of fiberglass and
carbon fiber."

Kun Yoong Trading Co.
832-7 Yeoksam-Dong, 
Hwanghwa Building, Room 1302, 
Telephone: +82-2-563-5260
FAX: +82-2-561-5928


These listings were found on the 6 Friends Orientation and Mobility
page. My cousin found it bookmarked, when I asked him to take a look
at my deceased (blind) uncle's computer system.

6 Friends - Orientation and Mobility 

I hope these additional sources will lead you to just the "mini" cane
you need.

athosbrag2-ga rated this answer:3 out of 5 stars
The second part of my Question delt with a "Mini collapsable white
cane"...Still searching....

Subject: Re: Canes for the blind
From: pafalafa-ga on 21 Apr 2003 13:16 PDT
Hello there,

You might want to check out this site: 

They have a few six-section canes as small as 36" in length, so that
it should fold into a six-inch, purse-sized package. There's also a
5-section cane as small as 28" total length. Maybe these would meet
your needs...maybe not. But I wanted to make you aware of the
information.  Hope it helps.
Subject: Re: Canes for the blind
From: larre-ga on 21 Apr 2003 14:20 PDT
Please note. The site listed in the Comment above is one I located as
well, however, I didn't include it in the original list, because it
does not appear to offer secure online puchase. There's a problem with
the site's security certificate. Should you decide to purchase from
this source, it may be wise to consider an offline purchase method.

Subject: Re: Canes for the blind
From: athosbrag2-ga on 21 Apr 2003 14:55 PDT
Ok!!  I really really appreciate it...I think I can handle it from here...

Thanks again!  athosbrag

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