White Cane Safety Day

White cane safety day is annually observed on 15 October in the United States as a national observance. It is celebrated to honor the achievements of people who are visually impaired or blind.

White Cane Safety Day illustration of street crossing blind man and woman: A black glasses wearing blind boy and girl walking on street with white stick in hands
White Cane Safety Day


Blind Americans Equality Day


The white cane doesn't just symbolize blindness; it is also seen as a supportive tool of independence. This independence is celebrated all around the country.

The day is also known as the Blind Americans Equality Day which was named by former President Barack Obama.

White Cane Safety Day: Quick Glance
Also Known As
Blind Americans Equality Day
Promotes the blind people's right to equality
Event Type
(Indian, Religious/Historic/Astrological)
Observed By
Award functions to honor blind people
Celebrates the achievements of blind or visually impaired people
15 October
White Cane Safety Day in Various Years
15 October 2020, 15 October2021

Date of White Cane Safety Day Observance

15th day of October month.

History of White Cane Safety Day

On 6 October 1964, the US Congress took a joint resolution, authorizing the US President to proclaim the 15th of October as the white cane safety day.

The day was first signed and proclaimed by President Lyndon B Johnson.

White Cane Safety Day Celebration

The day celebrates the success stories achievements and abilities of these special people in the sighted world.

Why is White Cane Safety Day Celebrated?

It makes people aware that these people can also work independently and can contribute to societies and communities.

Significance of White Cane Safety Day

The white cane day comes as an opportunity to work on the mission of educating the world about various aspects of the lives of visually impaired and blind people.

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