Welcome to the official website for Austin’s White Cane Day Celebration
Now, finally, up at last, here is the 2021 Austin White Cane Day Virtual Event recording. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did putting it together.
President Lyndon B. Johnson
Proclamation from 1965
Texas Workforce Commission
Bryan Daniel, Chairman
Commissioner Representing the Public
Julian Alvarez III
Commissioner Representing Labor
Commissioner Representing Employers
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Interim Deputy Associate Commissioner
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Emily Coleman, Superintendent
City of Austin ADA David Ondich
April Sullivan – Art Sparks Texas
Black Hawks Team – Beep Baseball
The Spinrockers – Music Entertainers
Jake Koch – Guide Dogs for the Blind
Erica Cairns and Vonecia Hines – ESC Reg 13
Meg Kareithi – Austin Community College
Texas Health and Human Services
Barrett Black – Black’s BBQ
Jim Szumski – HEB
Kevin Ratliff – American Council for the Blind – Austin Chapter
Brenda Conley-Batts, RN – Austin Diabetes Group
Shawna Jatho – Non-24
Andres Lopez-Marquez – Hilton
Martin Kareithi – Capital Metro
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!