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Virtual Celebrations of White Cane Day: October 15, 2021

Interested in learning more about the history of the white cane, the “’White Cane Law’” or more about the use and benefits of the cane? The Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB) is hosting a virtual event on the 15th from 12 to 1 pm ET, covering these and other related topics. Participants will “Hear from inspiring individuals who use white canes to travel to work, school, and community engagements.” For those in Massachusetts, information will be offered about support groups and about MCB’s Orientation & Mobility services. To register check out the 2021 MCB White Cane Awareness Event.

“Traveling with Confidence: Rising Above the Struggles” marks the theme of the virtual 15th Annual Houston White Cane Safety Day, hosted by the Greater Houston Disability Chamber of Commerce (GHDCC) on the 15th from 10 am to 12 noon CT. The event features speakers, entertainment, and more. A virtual resource fair will follow, from 1 pm to 3 pm CT, where attendees can visit the exhibitors through 20 breakout rooms. Check this event out and sign up at 2021 White Cane Safety Attendee Registration.

The Braille Institute is celebrating White Cane Awareness Day virtually on October 15th from 1 pm to 2:30 pm PT. They will be joined by the Lions Club, who will highlight how they are “’Knights for the Blind,’” and will also share the history of White Cane Day and the White Cane Law. The program includes white cane users, who will describe their experiences. To register for this open online workshop, go to White Cane Day/Braille Institute.

A virtual celebration is also being held on October 13, 2021 from 10 am to 1 pm CT for the Austin, Texas White Cane Day Celebration – and will include the reading of the 1965 White Cane Day Proclamation from President Lyndon B. Johnson. The Zoom link will be released on October 12th. Find out more about the event and how to get the link to Celebrate White Cane Day Virtually in October.