In case you’re not aware, this Sunday, October 15, is White Cane Safety Day!
October 15th was first proclaimed White Cane Safety Day in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson, in recognition of the growing independent living movement of blind and visually impaired communities led by the National Federation of the Blind. The white cane is now seen as a symbol for independent living for folks who are blind or visually impaired, and White Cane Safety Day brings awareness to the long sought after independence to live as you please that the National Federation of the Blind fought and continues to fight for.
October 15th is absolutely a day worth celebrating.
To learn more, please click here or on the link below to check out a great article on the history and significance of October 15th!