White Cane Safety Day
White Cane Safety Day is a day that President Lyndon B Johnson first declared in 1964. While not every special day in the year gets presidential approval, it does. The white cane, a mobility aid that allows blind and visually impaired people safely to move about on their own, gives them independence.
Every American with low vision or blindness can receive a long, white cane from the National Federation of the Blind. White Cane Safety Day is designed to raise awareness about the importance of a cane and encourage motorists to be extra cautious when approaching someone using a cane. It is also a day when the accomplishments of the visually impaired and blind are celebrated.