- White Cane Safety Day
White Cane Safety Day is an unofficial holiday in the
United States, celebrated on October 15of each year since 1964. The date is set aside to celebrate the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired and the important symbol of blindness and tool of independence, the white cane. On October 6, 1964a joint resolution of the U.S. Congress, HR 753, was signed into law. This resolution authorized the President of the United States to proclaim October 15of each year as “White Cane Safety Day.” President Lyndon B. Johnsonsigned the first White Cane Safety Day proclamation within hours of the passage of the joint resolution.
White Cane Day remains largely unknown to the general public.
* [http://www.nfb.org/wcsd_art.htm White Cane Safety Day: A Symbol of Independence (article from the National Federation of the Blind web site)]
* [http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2005/10/20051014-9.html White Cane Safety Day, 2005 proclamation (from the whitehouse.gov web site)]
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