White Cane Safety Day Is October 15

Cincinnati Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired and Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired are collaborating to support the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind to promote and raise awareness about blindness and white cane safety.

A rally will be held at Cincinnati City Hall at 10:45 a.m. and then a walk to Fountain Square to celebrate White Cane Safety Day.

In 1964, the U.S. Congress, by a joint resolution approved on October 6, 1964, authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim October 15 of each year as White Cane Safety Day. This first White Cane Proclamation was the culmination of a long and serious effort on the part of the National Federation of the Blind to gain recognition for the growing independence and self-sufficiency of blind people in America, and also to gain recognition of the white cane as the symbol of that independence and that self-reliance.