White Cane Day Celebrates Achievements of Blind Community

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It's a day that pays tribute to the achievements and contributions of the visually impaired and the blind.

"Ready to work, ready to contribute" was the resounding theme of nationally recognized White Cane Day.

On Monday, the local Division for Blind Services teamed up with V.I.P (Visually Impaired Persons) to educate the community about some of the technology and techniques the blind use to be self sufficient.

"To me, this is not only a tool that I use to make myself more mobile and more independent as I move about in the community, but it is also a symbol of my independence, and therefore a symbol of pride to me as well," Gia Alexander said as she held up her walking cane.

White Cane Day is celebrated on October 15th each year. It was first enacted in 1964 by Lyndon B. Johnson.