October 18, 2024 all-day

Massachusetts State House, Boston, MA, with the Massachusetts’ Commission for the Blind (MCB), October 18th, 2024.   Celebrate the independence of the white cane and help raise awareness of the White Cane Law in Massachusetts which requires drivers to identify and yield to pedestrians using a white cane or dog guide at street crossings.
Please check the provided link for an updated list of resources and vendors attending.
In the 2023 event, vendors at the resource fair included

  • City of Boston Disabilities Commission
  • Massachusetts Audio Information Network
  • MBTA Mobility Center
  • MBTA Department of System-Wide Accessibility
  • MBTA Public Engagement Department
  • MCB/DDS Partnership Project
  • Northeast Resource Center for Vision Education (NERCVE)
  • Partners for Youth with Disabilities
  • Perkins Braille and Talking Book Library
  • Perkins School for the Blind
  • The Carroll Center for the Blind

To register or for more information visit www.mass.gov/event/mcb-white-cane-awareness-day-celebration-2024-10-18t110000-0400-2024-10-18t130000-0400    and scroll down to the event. Or Email Carol.Cullins@mass.gov for more information.
* If you would like to request an ADA accommodation, please contact MCB’s ADA Coordinator Shauntay M. King at 857-275-7763 or Shauntay.M.King@mass.gov at least 2 weeks prior to the event. Every effort will be made to provide a reasonable accommodation.
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.
* 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.


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