Welcome to the official website for Austin’s White Cane Day Celebration
We are so excited about the 2021 virtual White Cane Day event and hope you can join us. Keep checking back here for show highlights. And finally! here is the all important Zoom link to share the event
For best viewing, take a few minutes to download and install the Zoom cloud meetings client. You can get it from HERE. The fun all starts at 10:00 AM on October 13th. The virtual doors will open at 9:30 AM. Along with our 3 anchors; Jessica Glasebrook, Michael Fulk and Crystal Melero who will be sharing a number of interesting blindness related topics and generally keeping the fun rolling, you will also have the opportunity to hear from;
Dr. Diane Yodar
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
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!