Kansas Celebrates White Cane Day

Governor's Proclamation White Cane Safety Day, October 15, 2020 Typed Over A Faded Map Of Kansas

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Kansas Celebrates White Cane Day

White Cane Safety Day

October 15, 2020

Governor’s Proclamation

Governor’s Proclamation Accessible pdf

Contact:  Leah Enright

Phone: 913-671-0108

Email: lenright@kssdb.org

The White Cane is the global symbol of independence and mobility for blind and partially sighted persons and today, on October 15th we celebrate its importance for White Cane Safety Day. The ability to move freely on one’s own has been an integral cause of the blindness movement since its inception, and it continues to be one of the most important global causes for blind and partially sighted people today.

The event is part of a national observance designed to build awareness of the challenges faced by those who are blind or visually impaired, to recognize the rights of that community, and to celebrate the white cane as a symbol and tool of independence. Numerous community partners have come together to celebrate White Cane Safety Day to recognize the white cane and the guide dog as mobility tools that foster safety, dignity, and independence for the blind and visually impaired.

Kansas law states (Statute 8-1542: Blind pedestrian right-of-way): The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to any blind pedestrian carrying a clearly visible white cane or accompanied by a guide dog. 

View the NFB White Cane Awareness Day information.

About KSSB

The Kansas State School for the Blind is a catalyst and leader in the development of exemplary programs and practices in vision services in Kansas. KSSB builds local capacity throughout the state via strategic partnerships to ensure learners with visual impairments are able to assume responsible roles in society and lead fulfilling lives.

For more information about The Kansas State School for the Blind please visit:  www.kssb.net 

KSSB White Cane Day Event 10-15-2020

How are you preparing for White Cane Safety Day celebrated on October 15 worldwide?!  Here are some ideas!

Contact: Anna Cyr
Field Services Specialist
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