Celebrate the accomplishments of the blind and visually impaired!

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.


Click here to enjoy the show!


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



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



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!