Celebrate the accomplishments of the blind and visually impaired!

Welcome to the official website for Austin’s White Cane Day celebration. Wednesday, October 14th, 2020!

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. Although due to the Covid19 situation, the event will be virtual, it promises to be bigger and better than ever, so tell your friends and come have some fun!

 

Want to participate virtually in our virtual event?

Austin White Cane Day would appreciate your participation.

You don’t even have to be from Austin to join in.

 

Event: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 9am, CST

Here is the link to join: via live stream on Granicus

 

This is how to participate before the event:

Send us a photo or short video of you.

Whether it’s at home, out and about, at school, virtually, at work the possibilities are endless. Have some great dance moves? Show them off. We are having a virtual dance party!

 

DEADLINE: 5pm CST, Wednesday, September 30, 2020

 

What we need from you:

First Name:

Last Name:

Email Address:

Phone Number:

 

We will also need your permission to use your photo/video. You must sign a Texas Workforce Commission TWC media release form.

It can be sent to your email address for a digital signature via DocuSign or you can print, and sign then send it back in photo.

 

Email files to:

Julia Marcado or White Cane Day

 

Format Details:

Video: MP4

Photo: .JPG