Adding a few changes to your approach can help you keep going wherever you'd like to no matter your level of vision. Here are a few tips that can help you use a support cane to go up and down stairs.
Always stand straight and upright. Don't look down at the stairs or try to count them 'cause that may distract you or throw you off balance. When going up a set of stairs, find the handrail first. If possible, hold the handrail with one hand and your cane in the opposite hand.
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