October 15th White Cane Day

One of the tools most commonly used by the sight impaired is the white cane. When you see someone using it, respect them and their independence. It will have taken them some time to get used to using the cane, trust themselves with it and to have full confidence in their ability to guide themselves in their community. President Lyndon Johnson set the Joint Resolution of Congress to declare the day in 1964. If you see someone using it give them the space to use it effectively.

How to celebrate – Respect the White Cane. Try using the white cane yourself to see what it is like. Help the sight impaired to help themselves.

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