Watch Out, Cane About
Guide Dogs New South Wales/ACT launched a road safety awareness campaign called Watch Out, Cane About that focusses on driver awareness of pedestrian safety. Figures reveal one in two people who are blind or visually impaired have had a near miss with a vehicle over the past five years while trying to cross the road; and one in 15 have actually been struck by a vehicle.
Surry Hills resident, Robert, lost his vision in 2009 at the age of 48 after contracting a virus. He spoke about the everyday challenges of living with a vision impairment.