Rhode Island White Cane Day

Rhode Island celebrated the mighty white cane on October 15!

The white cane is a powerful symbol of independence for people living with visual impairments. Yet very few people understand the importance of this valuable tool.

The event was held at the Garden City Gazebo in Cranston and drew dozens of people including Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee, Treasurer Seth Magaziner, and House Speaker Joseph Sherkachi.

Several agencies helped sponsor the event including IN-SIGHT, the Rhode Island Lions Sight Foundation, the Providence Veterans Administration vision program, Rhode Island State Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and the National Federation of the Blind Rhode Island Chapter.