Mid-River Bulletin Board
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White Cane Awareness Day Talk & Walk

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
118 Elliot
118 Elliot St
Brattleboro, VT

 

This 12th annual White Cane Awareness Day event will take place on Tuesday, October 15th at 118 Elliot in Brattleboro from 10:00 to 12:00 to celebrate the white cane as a symbol of independence and self-reliance for those who are blind or have low vision.

The event will begin with a welcome talk by Dan Norris, Director of Adult Services & Deaf/Blind Consultant for the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (VABVI). Dan will introduce guest speakers Michael Goldberg and Peter Elwell. Goldberg retired this year after 30 years as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor with Vermont’s Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DBVI). Elwell is Brattleboro’s Town Manager who has been working closely with the ADA Committee to make sure that the town is as accessible as possible.

Following the guest speakers, there will be instruction in being a sighted guide, as well as a walk along Main Street with optional blindfold. Those who would like to try walking under blindfold will be guided. Light refreshments will be available.

Fifty-five years ago, White Cane Safety Day was authorized by President Lyndon B. Johnson as advocated by the National Federation of the Blind. The Presidential proclamation said, in part, that the annual reminder would make “people more fully aware of the meaning of the white cane and of the need for motorists to exercise special care for the blind persons who carry it.”

The White Cane Awareness Day Walk is free and open to the public. For more information, or if you need transportation to attend due to low vision, call 802-254-8761.



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A timely event and information service for and by the communities in and around the Mid-Connecticut River Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire

White Cane Awareness Day Talk & Walk

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
118 Elliot
118 Elliot St
Brattleboro, VT

 

This 12th annual White Cane Awareness Day event will take place on Tuesday, October 15th at 118 Elliot in Brattleboro from 10:00 to 12:00 to celebrate the white cane as a symbol of independence and self-reliance for those who are blind or have low vision.

The event will begin with a welcome talk by Dan Norris, Director of Adult Services & Deaf/Blind Consultant for the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (VABVI). Dan will introduce guest speakers Michael Goldberg and Peter Elwell. Goldberg retired this year after 30 years as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor with Vermont’s Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DBVI). Elwell is Brattleboro’s Town Manager who has been working closely with the ADA Committee to make sure that the town is as accessible as possible.

Following the guest speakers, there will be instruction in being a sighted guide, as well as a walk along Main Street with optional blindfold. Those who would like to try walking under blindfold will be guided. Light refreshments will be available.

Fifty-five years ago, White Cane Safety Day was authorized by President Lyndon B. Johnson as advocated by the National Federation of the Blind. The Presidential proclamation said, in part, that the annual reminder would make “people more fully aware of the meaning of the white cane and of the need for motorists to exercise special care for the blind persons who carry it.”

The White Cane Awareness Day Walk is free and open to the public. For more information, or if you need transportation to attend due to low vision, call 802-254-8761.



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Mid-River Bulletin Board
A timely event and information service for and by the communities in and around the Mid-Connecticut River Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire

White Cane Awareness Day Talk & Walk

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
118 Elliot
118 Elliot St
Brattleboro, VT

 

This 12th annual White Cane Awareness Day event will take place on Tuesday, October 15th at 118 Elliot in Brattleboro from 10:00 to 12:00 to celebrate the white cane as a symbol of independence and self-reliance for those who are blind or have low vision.

The event will begin with a welcome talk by Dan Norris, Director of Adult Services & Deaf/Blind Consultant for the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (VABVI). Dan will introduce guest speakers Michael Goldberg and Peter Elwell. Goldberg retired this year after 30 years as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor with Vermont’s Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DBVI). Elwell is Brattleboro’s Town Manager who has been working closely with the ADA Committee to make sure that the town is as accessible as possible.

Following the guest speakers, there will be instruction in being a sighted guide, as well as a walk along Main Street with optional blindfold. Those who would like to try walking under blindfold will be guided. Light refreshments will be available.

Fifty-five years ago, White Cane Safety Day was authorized by President Lyndon B. Johnson as advocated by the National Federation of the Blind. The Presidential proclamation said, in part, that the annual reminder would make “people more fully aware of the meaning of the white cane and of the need for motorists to exercise special care for the blind persons who carry it.”

The White Cane Awareness Day Walk is free and open to the public. For more information, or if you need transportation to attend due to low vision, call 802-254-8761.



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