White Cane Awareness Day is on Sunday and Gore resident Barbara Gilson would like to remind people to look out for those using a white cane who have low vision.
They used the cane ‘‘to help us find our way’’, Miss Gilson said.
‘‘There’s a lot of us in the community who use canes.’’
It was important people respected those who had low vision, she said.
About eight years ago Miss Gilson fell and hit her head.
Since then she has lost her peripheral vision, has low vision and has been classified as legally blind.
She wears a badge to let people know she has low vision.
However, she said sometimes in the supermarket other shoppers did not realise she had low vision and bumped into her.
‘‘They just about knock me down.
‘‘If they were in my shoes, how would they feel if someone did that to them?’’ PHOTO: SANDY EGGLESTON