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News MCB White Cane Awareness Day - October 15, 2021

MCB hosted our second Virtual White Cane Awareness Day to celebrate orientation & mobility with our community.
10/18/2021
  • Massachusetts Commission for the Blind

Media Contact for MCB White Cane Awareness Day - October 15, 2021

Carla Kath, Director of Communications

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Thank you to everyone who joined our Virtual White Cane Awareness Day Celebration on October 15, 2021 to recognize the importance of the white cane for individuals who are blind, visually impaired, and DeafBlind in Massachusetts. MCB was proud to host the annual event to share information about the history of the white cane, the “White Cane Law”, white cane benefits, different types of canes, traveling recommendations, and more. Individuals shared their inspiring stories of using white canes to travel to work and school. Low vision support groups participated, and MCB's Orientation & Mobility (O&M) team was introduced. The recipients of the first annual Meg Robertson Mobility Awards were announced.

If you missed it, please enjoy the recording from our event

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