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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
This is the complete Assistance Animal and Guide Dog Statute for Maine, including Motor Vehicle laws for pedestrians using White Canes.
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
A brief history of White Cane Safety Day written by Steve Kelley for Low Vision Tech.