Welcome to the official website for Austin’s White Cane Day Celebration
*** News Flash ***
COVID has forced us to cancel the live march and festival event again this year, but we still have an exciting event planned. Come join us online on October 13th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM for an amazing virtual event!
You will hear from our three Commissioners and the Mayor of Austin is scheduled to read a proclamation along with statements from TSBVI and the City of Austin. You will have the opportunity to learn more about the history of White Cane Day and we have interviews scheduled with most of our partners who are eager to share the services they offer and to share their impressions of White Cane Day and what it means to have blind independence.
The event will be broadcast on Zoom and we’ve got plenty of “seats”, so tell your friends and family to join us. Keep watching this space to get the Zoom link to be released on October 12, 2021.
Come and help us celebrate the independence and empowerment that is White Cane Safety Day. Want to keep up with the latest event news? Get social with us! Follow us @whitecaneday on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest up-to-date news and event highlights.
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.
Mission of White Cane Day Austin
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!