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National Federation of the Blind of Arizona Celebrates White Cane Safety Day

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Throughout the month of October, chapters and divisions of the National Federation of the blind of Arizona are engaging in various events as part of a public awareness campaign.

Meet the Blind Month was chosen for the month of October because White Cane Safety Day falls exactly at the month's midpoint.

On Tuesday, Oct. 15, The National Federation of the Blind of Arizona, The southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired, The Governor's Council on Blindness and Visual Impairment, The Arizona Council of the Blind, and many other community blindness organizations will celebrate equal rights for the blind in the Phoenix area.

Attendees will include leaders in the blind community, blind students, and newly blind DES clients receiving blindness skills training.

Blind citizens will have the opportunity to travel independently on the light rail and demonstrate their white cane skills while marching from the transit center to the Arizona Center.

At the Arizona Center, a policy advisor from the Governor's office will read the Governor's proclamation on White Cane Safety Day. 

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