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The community comes together to recognize White Cane Safety Day

COLORADO SPRINGS — Saturday, Oct. 15, is National White Cane Safety Day. National White Cane Safety Day was established in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

It recognizes the achievements of the blind and partially sighted, and the white cane as a symbol of independence.

The White Cane is a basic tool that gives them the possibility to achieve a full and independent life and allows them to move freely and safely from place to place.

Today, students and staff from the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind celebrated at Acacia Park with musical performances, games and art exhibits.

The trip also served to educate the community about the challenges and triumphs of blindness, but more importantly, it gave the students a sense of empowerment.

Robin Tueting spoke to KOAA News5 about the importance of what the White Staff represents.

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