White Cane Safety Day
Join us in the lobby to:
Learn white cane safety tips for people who are sighted
Practice proper sighted guide
Learn about library programs for the visually impaired.
See and learn about the white cane and braille!
The white cane is a tool of independence for many people who are blind or visually impaired.
White Cane Safety Day is a yearly event to celebrate and explore independent travel for individuals with blindness and visual impairments in their communities. Lyndon B. Johnson signed the first White Cane Safety Day proclamation in 1964. White Cane Safety Day is now a national observance on October 15 of every year to celebrate the achievements of people who are blind/visually impaired and the white cane, which is a tool for independence. Legislation followed to protect the safety of pedestrians using a white cane. Today, there is a variant of the White Cane Law on the statute books of each state in the United States.