All Terrain Cane Review, Train Travel & Taking Out The Trash

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In this episode of Double Tap, hosts Steven Scott and Shaun Preece kick things off with listener feedback, starting with Tom from Colorado who shares his insights on WhatsApp video messaging on Android, contrasting it with iOS. Tom also suggests the hosts consider using WhatsApp for listener interactions, highlighting the ease of sending audio and potentially video feedback directly through the app.

Another listener, Shahzad, praises the Double Tap team for their engaging content and mentions the potential of kiosks in fast food restaurants for independent ordering by customers who are blind or partially sighted.

Later, the episode covers a review of the All-Terrain Cane by a listener named Ron from Houston. Ron provides a detailed analysis of the cane’s pros and cons, discussing its design, durability, weight, and how it compares to traditional white canes. He also raises concerns about the cane’s visibility as a symbol of blindness, given its colour scheme which deviates from the traditional white.

Listeners also contribute suggestions for navigating short distances outside, like taking out the trash and using apps like VoiceVista, Soundscape and NaviLens. These suggestions highlight the blend of technology and traditional orientation and mobility (O&M) techniques in aiding visually impaired individuals in their daily activities.

The episode wraps up with discussions on European train travel accessibility and the challenges faced by travellers, emphasizing the variability in assistance across different countries and networks.

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