National White Cane Safety Day - 2021-10-15
What is National White Cane Safety Day?
October 15th is National White Cane Safety Day. The day marks the importance of the white cane to people who are blind or visually impaired. Not only is it a tool, but also a symbol of independence for people all over the world. We are celebrating the day of the white cane, which is the symbol of blindness and the tool of independence. The white cane helps people without sight navigate through the world. This day is set aside to celebrate all the achievements of the blind and visually impaired. The white cane symbolizes the independence of the blind and is the most important tool they have. Advances in technology have made life easier for the blind, but the white cane is still a necessary tool to lead an independent and productive lifestyle. The white cane extends your senses and allows you to determine steps, uneven pavement, and obstacles. This tool is not only a signal to the seeing public, but also a way to keep yourself safe. While using this tool, you shouldn't disrupt the path of someone with a white cane or take them in another direction. A skilled user allows the cane to find the clearest path.
When is National White Cane Safety Day?
National White Cane Safety Day on October 15th annually
History of National White Cane Safety Day
On October 6, 1964, President Johnson signed a joint resolution that passed Congress. It ordered the president to proclaim October 15 of each year as White Cane Safety Day.
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