Diverse Abilities

Gina Martin

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Blog posts March 2024

Different canes for different terrains

Gina standing on a trail with her cane. The sun is shining through the trees. A couple of years ago, my husband and I travelled to Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island. Our goal was to see the tide pools during low tide at Botanical Beach. I was told the trail/path down was inaccessible to me due to tree roots, rocks, low hanging branches, steps, and many small plank walkways.  M…

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What is legally blind?

There are nine photos of the same two boys one holding a basketball, one holding a soccer ball.  Each picture depicts a different eye condition to give representation of what someone would see.

1) When a fully sighted person is looking at something that is 200 feet away and sees it clearly, that is 20/20 vision.  When someone is diagnosed legally blind, that means that the person with the diagnosis needs to be 20 feet or closer to it to see it or to kind of see it.

2) Never assume …

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