Not every special day of the year has presidential approval but one that does is White Cane Safety Day, which was first proclaimed in 1964 by President Lyndon B Johnson. The white cane is a mobility tool that gives independence by making it possible for blind and visually impaired people to safely move around on their own. The National Federation of the Blind supplies a long white cane free of charge to everyone in the USA with low vision or blindness. White Cane Safety Day is intended to make everyone aware of the significance of a white cane and to encourage people, especially motorists, to take extra care when they see someone with a white cane. It has also become a day on which the achievements of the blind and visually impaired are celebrated and offers the chance to educate and raise awareness of the blind and visually impaired.
Here is a list of upcoming #WhiteCaneSafetyDay in Texas:
McAllen, Sunday, October 1
Wichita Falls, Wednesday, October 11
North Texas, Thursday October 12
Dallas, Monday, October 16
Abilene, Thursday, October 26
Victoria, Saturday, October 28