I notice recently that the lack of disability awareness in children and young people is appalling. When a white cane is mistaken for a walking stick and most people have no idea what a deafblind cane is it's a definate problem. what upsets me is that -more sensitive- people with a disability may be offended by this kind of comment. When a family with young children are out and about and see a disabled person it is always good if the parent discreetly explains to their child about that persons disability and how to act around people with disabilities. This gives a child a good bit of basic information on disability. But this can be easily forgotten by primary school, when manners and general etticate around the disabled can slip.