Try and walk a mile in my shoes - blind

WALK THIS WAY: Mark Moran gives Richmond Valley Council GM Vaughan Macdonald some tips about using a white cane.
WALK THIS WAY: Mark Moran gives Richmond Valley Council GM Vaughan Macdonald some tips about using a white cane. Susanna Freymark

UNTIL you experience what it feels like to be vision impaired, you can't know how difficult it is to navigate the streets.

Tactile paving exists on some pavements, but not all, and broken pavement can become an extreme hazard.


Richmond Valley Mayor Robert Mustow and general manager Vaughan Macdonald were temporarily blinded with cardboard glasses to find out how it felt to be vision impaired on the streets of Casino.

Mark Moran and Mark Scofield have problems with their vision and were on hand to give tips about using the rolling cane.


Mr Macdonald and Mayor Mustow were shown the wobbly pavers at the corner of Walker and Canterbury sts.

"That'll be fixed in two weeks," Mr Macdonald said.

Casino Vision Impaired Local Client Support Group secretary Denise Green said the group used National White Cane Day to show the council and others what it was like to use a cane.


White Cane Day is about raising awareness of the vision impaired.

Vision Australia launched a See Like Me campaign to showcase the incredible things people are achieving with low vision as part of this week's World Sight Day and White Cane Day.

The campaign includes information about common eye conditions, and how to detect them early.

Kits have been distributed to local general practitioners to increase awareness of vision loss within the medical community.

Topics:  blind casino robert mustow vaughan macdonald vision impaired

Commercial fishers get extension, but it makes no difference

Ballina trawler harbour.

Deadline extended for NSW fishers buying back into the industry

Sex attacker slapped with strict supervision upon release

Violent sex offender's life after jail no walk in the park

Boogie woogie beauty took the world by storm

The grave of Winifred Atwell  at the Memorial gardens at South Gundurimba.

Photo Jacklyn Wagner / The Northern Star

International star who wanted to be buried on the Northern Rivers

Local Partners

David Attenborough on facing his mortality

Sir David Attenborough in a scene from the TV special The Death of the Oceans.

Life without Sir David Attenborough is hard to imagine

Goooodbye Hamish and Andy (from our radios)

Hamish and Andy

The pair have been on air since 2006

Saying "I do" changed Shia's outlook on marriage

Shia LaBeouf has a new outlook on marriage since he tied the knot.

Singer tunes in to first movie role

Tori Kelly voices the character Meena in the movie Sing.

Musician Tori Kelly voices Meena the teenage elephant in Sing

Cricketing greats bring Aussie mateship to commentary box

Cricket commentator Adam Gilchrist.

ADAM Gilchrist enjoys the fun of calling the Big Bash League.

The dead help solve the case

Debut novel delivers on wit, violence and shock

Chinese locked out of Australian property market

The rules are different if you're a foreigner

The buyer was from China - the trouble started right there

Morrison signs off on new affordable rental model

Australia's Treasurer Scott Morrison speaks during a press conference after a meeting of the Council of Federal Financial Relations at Parliament House in Canberra, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016.

Scott Morrison signed off on development of a new financing model

Coast high-flyer's fight back from bankruptcy, $72m debt

Scott Juniper went from millionaire developer to declaring bankruptcy in2012, now he is back on top of his game again with new developments including this one in Coolum.

'Apocalyptic lending storm' causes financial collapse.

How your home can earn you big $$$$ this Christmas

This luxury Twin Waters home rents out over Christmas for more than $6000 a week.

Home owners earning thousands renting out their homes this Christmas

2000 jobs at multi-million dollar Ipswich project

INSIDE: Artist's impressions of the interior of the new Eastern Heights aged care precinct.

Sub-contractors needed to build $15m aged care facility

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!