Celebrate the accomplishments of the blind and visually impaired!

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

 

Click here to join in the fun!

 

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

National Anthem

 

President Lyndon B. Johnson

Proclamation from 1965

 

Texas Workforce Commission

Bryan Daniel, Chairman

Commissioner Representing the Public

 

Julian Alvarez III

Commissioner Representing Labor

 

Aaron Demerson

Commissioner Representing Employers

 

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Keisha Rowe

Interim Deputy Associate Commissioner

 

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Emily Coleman, Superintendent

 

Keynote

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

Austin Lighthouse

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.

Purpose

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!