White Cane Day

White Cane Day

We are┬ácelebrating White Cane Safety Day in Market Square, Downtown Pittsburgh, on Friday, Oct. 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. BVRS staff and volunteers will distribute information and Jimmy Sapienza’s Five Guys Named Moe, a jazz combo comprised partly of musicians who are blind, will entertain.

White Cane Safety Day was first proclaimed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964 and is observed each year in the United States on Oct. 15. The day celebrates the achievements of persons who are blind or vision impaired and demonstrates that the white cane is an important tool in helping the blind and the vision impaired live with greater independence. White Cane Safety Day also is a reminder that motor vehicles and pedestrians should yield the right of way to people who are blind or visually impaired and using canes.