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White Cane Day

October 15, 2014, 19:50 UTC+3
International White Cane Day was approved October 15, 1970 by the International Federation of the Blind
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Photo: A blind Thai student touches the tusk of an elephant during elephant therapy for disabled children at Thai Elephant Centre for Conservation, Thailand, 16 August 2011
Photo: A blind Thai student touches the tusk of an elephant during elephant therapy for disabled children at Thai Elephant Centre for Conservation, Thailand, 16 August 2011
Photo: A blind Thai student touches the tusk of an elephant during elephant therapy for disabled children at Thai Elephant Centre for Conservation, Thailand, 16 August 2011
© EPA/RUNGROJ YONGRIT
The elephant treatment program for disabled children with developmental disabilities is designed to improve specific motor skills
The elephant treatment program for disabled children with developmental disabilities is designed to improve specific motor skills
The elephant treatment program for disabled children with developmental disabilities is designed to improve specific motor skills
© EPA/RUNGROJ YONGRIT
Photo: National teams of Spain and Greece play at the Second International Football Tournament for visually impaired in Moscow, January  24, 2010
Photo: National teams of Spain and Greece play at the Second International Football Tournament for visually impaired in Moscow, January  24, 2010
Photo: National teams of Spain and Greece play at the Second International Football Tournament for visually impaired in Moscow, January 24, 2010
© ITAR-TASS/Vitaly Belousov
Photo: Visually impaired people work at call centre, September 6, 2010
Photo: Visually impaired people work at call centre, September 6, 2010
Photo: Visually impaired people work at call centre, September 6, 2010
© ITAR-TASS/ Maxim Shemetov
Photo: Kids from a special school for visually impaired children on an excursion to Gatchina Palace, February 20, 2013
Photo: Kids from a special school for visually impaired children on an excursion to Gatchina Palace, February 20, 2013
Photo: Kids from a special school for visually impaired children on an excursion to Gatchina Palace, February 20, 2013
© ITAR-TASS/Yuri Belinsky
Photo: A blind Thai student visits the exhibition for blind at Touch Museum in Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand, 09 August 2013
Photo: A blind Thai student visits the exhibition for blind at Touch Museum in Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand, 09 August 2013
Photo: A blind Thai student visits the exhibition for blind at Touch Museum in Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand, 09 August 2013
© EPA/NARONG SANGNAK
Photo: The premiere of a 4D stage production of Nikolai Gogol's May Night, at Moscow Puppet Theatre, Moscow April 24, 2013. The production was intended both for the blind and for sighted people, with the audience following the performance non-visually through touch, smell, sound and taste.
Photo: The premiere of a 4D stage production of Nikolai Gogol's May Night, at Moscow Puppet Theatre, Moscow April 24, 2013. The production was intended both for the blind and for sighted people, with the audience following the performance non-visually through touch, smell, sound and taste.
Photo: The premiere of a 4D stage production of Nikolai Gogol's May Night, at Moscow Puppet Theatre, Moscow April 24, 2013. The production was intended both for the blind and for sighted people, with the audience following the performance non-visually through touch, smell, sound and taste.
© ITAR-TASS / Zurab Dzhavakhadze
Photo: Reading exam materials in Braille, St. Petersburg, 2014
Photo: Reading exam materials in Braille, St. Petersburg, 2014
Photo: Reading exam materials in Braille, St. Petersburg, 2014
© ITAR-TASS/Denis Vyshinsky
Photo: A student at the boarding school of music for the blind, Kursk, Russia, 2009
Photo: A student at the boarding school of music for the blind, Kursk, Russia, 2009
Photo: A student at the boarding school of music for the blind, Kursk, Russia, 2009
© ITAR-TASS/Alexander Ryumin
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Photo: A blind Thai student touches the tusk of an elephant during elephant therapy for disabled children at Thai Elephant Centre for Conservation, Thailand, 16 August 2011
© EPA/RUNGROJ YONGRIT
The elephant treatment program for disabled children with developmental disabilities is designed to improve specific motor skills
© EPA/RUNGROJ YONGRIT
Photo: National teams of Spain and Greece play at the Second International Football Tournament for visually impaired in Moscow, January 24, 2010
© ITAR-TASS/Vitaly Belousov
Photo: Visually impaired people work at call centre, September 6, 2010
© ITAR-TASS/ Maxim Shemetov
Photo: Kids from a special school for visually impaired children on an excursion to Gatchina Palace, February 20, 2013
© ITAR-TASS/Yuri Belinsky
Photo: A blind Thai student visits the exhibition for blind at Touch Museum in Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand, 09 August 2013
© EPA/NARONG SANGNAK
Photo: The premiere of a 4D stage production of Nikolai Gogol's May Night, at Moscow Puppet Theatre, Moscow April 24, 2013. The production was intended both for the blind and for sighted people, with the audience following the performance non-visually through touch, smell, sound and taste.
© ITAR-TASS / Zurab Dzhavakhadze
Photo: Reading exam materials in Braille, St. Petersburg, 2014
© ITAR-TASS/Denis Vyshinsky
Photo: A student at the boarding school of music for the blind, Kursk, Russia, 2009
© ITAR-TASS/Alexander Ryumin

White Cane Safety Day is celebrated around the world on October 15 to honor the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired.  White cane is an important symbol of blindness and tool of independence. The date was approved October 15, 1970 by the International Federation of the Blind. Look through this gallery by TASS with the photos of various activities blind people can be involved in to be better adopted to modern world.

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