Welcome to the official website for Austin’s White Cane Day celebration. Wednesday, October 13th, 2021!
Things were kind of quiet last year, but now we truly have something to celebrate. This year, in addition to all of the live events you’ve gotten used to, we will be adding a virtual live event broadcast right from The Texas School For The Blind And Visually Impaired. So, even if you can’t march with us live, you don’t have to miss out on all the fun.
*** News Flash *** You can now order your 2021 White Cane Day t-shirts. This year’s design is amazingly cool, awesomely “rad” and hip and well… you know your going to want one to add to your collection. You can check out the design on our T-Shirts page or just go ahead and place your order or make a donation by clicking HERE! But don’t wait, these things are already selling fast!
What is White Cane Day?
The President of the United States annually recognizes White Cane Day by the Blind Americans Equality Day Proclamation on October 15th to acknowledge the abilities of people who are blind and to promote equal opportunities as any other American.
The mission of White Cane Day is to educate the world about blindness and how the blind and visually impaired can live and work independently while giving back to their communities, to celebrate the abilities and successes achieved by blind people in a sighted world and to honor the many contributions being made by the blind and visually impaired.
Each year the Austin community comes together for an event to celebrate this exciting day. And now that we will be doing a live and virtual event Simultaneously, it promises to be bigger and better than ever, so tell your friends and come have some fun!