College of Education and Rehabilitation

Department of Blindness and Low Vision Programs

O&M Certificate Program

Rural Pennsylvania Satellite 
Students Make and Tryout Adaptive Mobility Devices.

Students made versions of the Bundu Basher, a cane originally designed for remote rural travel in South Africa.  One student made a Bundu Basher tip for a rigid cane and a collapsible Bundu Basher cane.  Students tried out its effectiveness in the snow and in particular staying in narrow pathways made in the snow.  The results were terrific.

The whole class displaying their adaptive canes and having a bit of fun in the cold State College Winter.

Rural PA Group
Rural PA Group
  • Photo of an "L-Bar" attachment for a long cane, designed to be used for a short time with a student who is having difficulty keep the cane in the appropriate forward position
  • Photos of a running cane built for use by either on or two persons together.