Boston State House, October 23rd, 2017, 10 a.m. – 12 noon, Grand Hall. Show Your Independence – White Cane & Guide Dog Users Bring Family, Friends, Orientation & Mobility, Specialists, Vision Professionals, and Others to raise White Cane Awareness. Celebrate the independence of white canes and guide dogs users and raise public awareness of the White Cane Law.
For more information or to request an accommodation, contact the Orientation and Mobility, Department at the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind 617-626-7581 or 800-392-6450 x626-7581 before 10/10/17
** Massachusetts State House – 10-Noon-Grand Hall, 24 Beacon St., or drop off area at 126 Bowdoin St. Boston.
For more information on White Cane Awareness Month or for white cane training, contact the Orientation & Mobility Department at the Mass. Commission for the Blind, 800-392-6450(V/TTY) x7581.
Massachusetts White Cane Law: General Law Chapter 90 Section 14A – Stop for White Cane and Dog Guide Users at Street Crossings-It’s the LAW!
The white cane is a symbol of independence for Individuals with blindness. The white cane allows a legally blind Individual to travel independently. In 1931, the Lions Club began promoting the use of white canes as a national identification program.
White Cane Awareness Month is to promote better understanding of what a white cane means & how pedestrians and motorist can assist long cane users and dog guide users at street crossings.