AINC believes that every Coloradan who is blind or has low-vision should have the tools needed to live independent lives. That’s why we are providing free canes to those that qualify.
A white cane is basically like your eyes.
The Audio Information Network of Colorado (AINC) aims connect individuals who are blind or have low vision with audio information and essential tools and services needed to live independent lives.
Cane size typically depends on your height and how fast you are. If you tend to walk fast, measure from the ground to your nose. If you tend to walk slow, measure from the ground to your sternum. If you are in between, measure from the ground to your chin.
We are also accepting donations to help us fund this project!
It is impossible to know since this project has never been done before. Last year Penn Street personally distributed 12 canes from her personal funds. The National Federation of the Blind states in 2016 Colorado had 107,700 residents living with blindness.
The majority of the money will purchase white canes. However, if a blind person needs a talking watch, braille labeler, or other devices that cost less than $100.00 they will be considered.