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Hi, my name is Joflo!

Joflo Community member Posts: 1 Listener
I am in a wheelchair as I have a SCI I also have a load of other complaints that go alongside my ailments like sjogrens ,arthritis, diabetes ,use a cpap machine and also registered partial sighted..was wondering has  anyone you know use a white cane while in an electric wheelchair as I think this would benefit me ..either that or get me a guide dog lol


  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 52,468 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @joflo welcome to the forum,   sorry I don't know anyone off hand who uses a cane with a  electric wheelchair. 
    Would it be safer to have some one with you 
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,562 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Joflo and thanks for reaching out, welcome to the community :)

    I'm not visually impaired myself, so while I can't answer your question directly, I am an electric wheelchair user, and I know that you can have attachments fitted on some models to carry things like crutches and canes. 

    I wonder if the RNIB might be able to provide you with information and advice, they have a page on assistive aids which might be useful, or you can use their helpline to get in touch.
    Call our Helpline on 0303 123 9999
    We're open 8am – 8pm on weekdays and 9am – 1pm on Saturdays. 
    Email us at helpline@rnib.org.uk or say: "Alexa, call RNIB Helpline"

    If you are interested in an assistance dog, then Canine Partners might be worth enquiring with. 

    If there's anything else we can do to help, please ask!

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