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Maine White Cane Awareness 2018

by Steven Kelley, Vision Rehab Therapist, Iris Network Today, the white cane isn’t just a tool used by travelers with a vision loss, it is also a symbol for members of our community who are blind or visually impaired. White … Continue reading

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Maine White Cane Walk Schedule for 2015

White Cane Walk – Presque Isle, Maine Saturday, October 17 @ 10 a.m. Parking lot beside Wilder’s Jewelry FMI: Bruce Archer can be reached at Bruce.A.Archer@maine.gov White Cane Walk for Independence – Portland, Maine Saturday, October 17 – 9:30 registration. … Continue reading

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Augusta Maine White Cane Walk

The Pine Tree Guide Dog Users announced they will be sponsoring a White Cane Walk to be held the morning of October 17, 2015. Walkers will meet at Maine State Library on State Street, in Augusta Maine.

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O&M Instructor

This is a link to an article in the Buffalo Bulletin about a recent graduate with a degree in Orientation and Mobility (O&M): http://www.buffalobulletin.com/news/article_bcf3c822-10b5-11e3-a35c-0019bb30f31a.html. O&M instructors work with clients who have a vision impairment to teach independent travel skills. This may … Continue reading

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Participate!

Help out with the 2013 Iris Network Walk for Independence! Download a copy of this year’s poster and share it with friends, or print it out and hang it up locally–let everyone know! This year, consider signing up folks you … Continue reading

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Federal White Cane Law

This is the link to the Federal White Cane Law, which essentially says that anyone with a white cane or guide dog in a pedestrian crosswalk has the right of way: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=70.84&full=true#70.84.050. Is this different than a pedestrian without a … Continue reading

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NFB Model White Cane Law

Did you know that all 50 states have some sort of kaw regarding pedestrians using white canes for independent travel? Many have simply adopted the NFB’s Model Law which may be found at https://nfb.org/model-white-cane-bill

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Maine Guide Dog Statute

This is the complete Assistance Animal and Guide Dog Statute for Maine, including Motor Vehicle laws for pedestrians using White Canes.

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Maine’s White Cane Law

Maine’s Model White Cane Law is: §1315. Proclamation Each year, the Governor shall take suitable public notice of October 15th as White Cane Safety Day. [1971, c. 58, §1 (NEW).] He shall issue a proclamation in which: [1971, c. 58, … Continue reading

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White Cane Safety Day

A brief history of White Cane Safety Day written by Steve Kelley for Low Vision Tech.

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