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A crowd of blind persons walks using white canes

White Cane Safety Day Celebrates Independence

If you’ve ever seen a blind or visually impaired person use a white cane to get around, at first glance, you may chalk it up as simply a tool they use to navigate their path, but it is much more than that. The white cane is a symbol of independence for the blind and visually impaired, who marked the first-ever “White Cane Safety Day” in America in October of 1964.

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