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White Cane Day

Established in 1964, White Cane Safety Day is a national day annually observed in the United States on October 15. The day celebrates the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired and the important symbol of blindness and tool of independence: the white cane. With the support of our teachers and staff, our K-12 students celebrate White Cane Day each year and advocate for White Cane Awareness while sharing what their white cane's mean to them. To 


This year's students shared the following:

  • 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


Past White Cane Day activities have included:

To learn more about the history of White Cane Day, visit the Braille Institute:
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