Monday, October 15, 2012
White Cane Safety Day
When : October 15th
White Cane Safety Day 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.
The white cane is an invaluable tool for the blind. It affords blind people a 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.
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.