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White Cane Day

Established in 1964, White Cane Safety Day in the United States is celebrated on October 15, and honors the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired and the important symbol of blindness and tool of independence: the white cane. Honoring this day each year, our students, teachers, and staff come together for fun activities and our White Cane Day Awareness Parade down Pelham Parkway.

 

This day also provides the opportunity for students to share what their white canes means to them:

 

  • My white cane gives me freedom to travel
  • My white cane helps me to get around
  • White Cane Day helps people get around
  • White Canes Equal: Travel, Safety, Independence

 

To learn more about White Cane Day, follow this link to the Braille Institute's website: https://brailleinstitute.org/white-cane-day

 

For photos of our most recent White Cane Day celebrations, follow this link to our White Cane Day Photo Album: http://www.nyise.org/whitecaneday2023/