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White Cane Safety Day

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About White Cane Safety Day

When is White Cane Safety Day? This holiday is always observed on October 15

White Cane Safety Day, an October 15 holiday, celebrates and recognizes the achievements of the blind and visually impaired, and their independence. That independence is represented by the white cane that they use to travel from place to place. This dy is not about helping them across the street. Rather, it is about helping blind people to live and function independently.

The white cane is an invaluable tool for the blind. It affords blind people freedom of movement they otherwise may not have. The white cane is a well-recognized symbol of independence.

If you know someone who is blind or visually impaired, celebrate this day with him or her. We suggest you let them take you for a walk.

How to Celebrate White Cane Safety Day

  • Assist the blind and visually impaired in their efforts to be independent in their daily lives.
  • Join and support organizations that work with the blind and visually impaired

Today's Quote

“If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.” – – Les Brown

History and Origin of White Cane Safety Day

On October 15, 1964, a Joint resolution of Congress passed legislation marking this day. President Lyndon Johnson immediately issued a proclamation declaring this day to be White Cane Safety Day. This is an annual proclamation.

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