White Cane Day is a national celebration started in 1964 to celebrate achievements of blind & visually impaired people. Austin has one of the largest celebrations in the nation, and it is attended annually by hundreds of people. We meet at the Capitol and march to City Hall in the morning where the Mayor reads a proclamation. Then, we relocate to Republic Square Park for festivities. Lone Star Guide Dog Raisers Austin will have a booth in Republic Square Park.
White Cane Day tshirts are worn by everyone participating. If you would like to purchase one for $7, speak to Alison Behringer or Charlotte Simpson. This year, they are bright green and the slogan is "iTap. iGuide. iCan." You can also wear your Lone Star Guide Dog Raisers Austin shirts (but be forewarned that most people will be in the same green White Cane Day tshirt).
White Cane Day: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Cane_Safety_Day
Austin's site: http://www.whitecaneday.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/whitecaneday
8:30a.m.- Meet at the Capitol Congress & 11th (on the South side)
9:15a.m.- March to City Hall for the Mayor's proclamation
10:30a.m.- Walk to Republic Square Park (Guadalupe & 4th)
10:30-2:30p.m.- Festivities at the park