White Cane Safety Day

Did you know? Former American President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed October 15th White Cane Safety Day a national holiday in 1964. White Cane Safety Day commemorates the accomplishments of the blind or visually impaired. Independence is represented by a white cane, a vital tool that helps visually impaired individuals navigate the world.

According to the National Federation of the Blind, the white cane helps people reach out farther to effectively assess a situation several steps in advance, find steps and curbs, locate and step over cracks or uneven places in the sidewalk, find doorways, get into cars and buses, and much more.

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