Massachusetts Commission for the Blind Invites you to White Cane Safety Day

MCB would like to take the opportunity to invite you to their annual White Cane Safety Day, which will be held at the Massachusetts State House on Tuesday, October 16th, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

International White Cane Day, which is on October 15th, celebrates the independence of white canes and raise public awareness of the White Cane Law. In 1931, the Lions Club began promoting the use of white canes as a national identification program. Today, the white cane is a symbol of independence for individuals with blindness. Massachusetts White Cane Law states that all motorists, when they see a pedestrian who is using a white cane or guide dog at a street crossing, must come to a complete stop.

The October event will feature vision professionals, white cane and guide dog users, family members, friends, orientation and mobility specialists, and representatives from the Lions Club and Bay State Council of the Blind. For more information about this event, please call Meg Robertson at 617-626-7581.