Brightening the Future of the Blind

By Samuel Shee

October 2016 FEATURE
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World Sight Day falls on October 13 this year. Penang Monthly takes a look at Persatuan Tongkat Putih, an association that is working hard to help the visually impaired.The white cane has long been a symbol for blind pedestrians. In fact, it wasn’t always white, but the cane as such is the trusty companion of many a visually impaired itinerant.It was in 1921 that James Biggs, an English photographer who became blind after an accident, thought of painting his walking stick white...

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Samuel Shee

is an avid cyclist and traveller, with the occasional photography to go with it. Currently in the software industry, he enjoys helping charity and sports events around Penang.