DSenette wrote:take a step back and remember that the entire line of questioning regarding the affordability/availability of the cane the kid had is reliant on a statement that started with "if the random comment I saw on the reddit thread". if anyone could provide evidence that the parents failed to supply the cane then this stuff would make sense.
even then....EVEN IF the school had supplied the cane...you can't take a cane from a blind kid and replace it with anything that is not a cane. it's not like just putting a stick in the hands of a blind person means that they can get around every obstacle by default...you actually have to learn to "read" a cane to know how to traverse the various substances and obstacles we all face on a day to day basis. this relies heavily on how the device you're using to feel around actually responds to things, how the tip interacts with the ground or other objects, how the shaft itself transmits the impacts with objects, etc...
This I can understand.
A skilled blind man can find his way in total darkness using any old fucking thing.
I think he would be happier and more effective with his cane.
But; What if that story has even a shred of truth to it?
A blind child that does not have adequate education opportunities?
How bloody awful if That??
The blind have a lot to know sighted people don't need to know.
It's like being a kind of Jewish or Catholic or something.
The Jews go off the Hebrew School.
The Catholics take Cat-a-Chism.
The Blind Kids go to Blind and Braille School.
The Deaf Kids crack Jokes during Tests.
Life is, just, not fair.
Do the Blind in the US receive adequate care and appropriate education?