Celebrate the accomplishments of the blind and visually impaired!

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Here are some links from other organizations around the united states

 

Houston, TX

(Image of silouete Houston skyline with 4 persons in different color in a wheelchair, traveling with a cane, service animal, crossing a sidewalk with green bushes in the background. Has text that says What does the white cane and service animal mean to you? Email your 30 second video to White Cane Safety Day. to be featured in this years program!)

 

“WHAT DOES THE WHITE CANE & SERVICE ANIMAL MEAN TO YOU?”

The white cane and the service animal represent so much to the blind and low vision community and we WANT to hear from YOU! All ages welcome!

 

THINGS TO KNOW:

  • by emailing you are giving permission to use your video for this year’s program
  • deadline is September 21st
  • videos can be no longer than 30 seconds
  • videos will be screened before using
  • videos must be filmed horizontally
  • submissions can be from cane / service animal users, but also from blind professionals and supporters!

 

Contact Begnigno Aceves  with any questions.

“KEEP CALM AND TAP ON!” #WCSD2020

 

North Texas

 

Get set for our first Virtual North Texas White Cane Day Celebration Thursday, October 15th!

Mark your calendars to include the very first North Texas Virtual event. Just before 11:00am on America’s official White Cane Safety Day, we will commence with the Dallas Mayor’s Proclamation presented by our Dallas Mayor, Eric Johnson. The next 30 minutes will be dedicated to several useful updates from North Texas services supporting people with blindness. We will hear from providers including Envision Dallas, Texas Workforce Solutions, Mobility Management Services, Dallas County Elections Department advising accessibility to vote without sight, along with Dallas Chapter of American Council of the Blind, and Dallas Chapter of National Federation of the Blind. We’ll have a few fun surprises you won’t want to miss!

 

Our second half begins at 11:30 am. We will divide our zoom room into four significant discussions which will benefit people with blindness or visual impairment. Please choose the subject matter option for the topic you are most interested in learning about by including the option number in your RSVP.

 

Option #1. Tech Talk – Jack Hickman

Option #2. Ladies Grooming Tips/Tricks- Chelsea Nguyen

Option #3. Disability Disclosure-Neva Fairchild

Option #4. Accessible Voting Resources – Dallas County Elections Department

Our Zoom operator, with Dallas ISD will bring us back together at 11:55am to conclude this treasured time of celebration and education.

 

Zoom link coming soon.