"White Cane Safety Day" is written in white text on a black background with a white symbol of a person walking with a cane.

White Cane Day (Denton) – October 15, 2015

"White Cane Safety Day" is written in white text on a black background with a white symbol of a person walking with a cane.

I’m co-organizing White Cane Day this year and would love to see any locals there. Here is more info:

White Cane Day 2015 is fast approaching! We would love to have your participation.

The Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) Denton Field Office and the University of North Texas Office of Disability Accommodation

invite YOU to the fifth annual recognition of White Cane Day!!!

This event is celebrated nationally to raise public awareness of issues related to blindness and low vision. We’ll be using white canes to navigate the square around the courthouse to bring attention to our cause.

When: October 15, 2015 at 12:00pm (noon)

Where: From the corner of N. Elm Street and W. Hickory (at the UNT on the Square gallery) for a walk around the block to the front steps of the old Denton County Courthouse.

Why: To raise public awareness of mobility-related barriers faced by people with disabilities to transportation in Denton.

Our plan: We are meeting at 12:00pm at UNT on the Square to pass out canes to people who reserve them in advance. Then we are heading out on the sidewalk around the courthouse block toward Locust Street, up W. Oak Street and back to N. Elm Street to the courthouse steps. Our entire walk, including returning borrowed canes to DBS at UNT on the Square should take less than half an hour from start to finish.

Bring your own cane if you have one, or RSVP to reserve one while supplies last, but you don’t need a cane to march with us and show your support. A nice crowd is what we need to raise awareness.

Please RSVP your cane request by October 8th, 2013 by email so we can get a headcount.

To RSVP for a cane, if you would like to share ideas, or if you have questions or concerns, you may contact Jessica Naert at jessica.naert@dars.state.tx.us or 940-384-7912.

Hope to see you there!

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Jessica N and Makiko

Jessica is a proud Texan. She graduated in 2014 with her Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and is now employed. She is visually impaired and has a retinal disease, Retinitis Pigmentosa. Originally Jessica started blogging about everything from being diagnosed with the disease to where she is now, almost 9 years later. Then, Jessica went to Guide Dogs for the Blind and was blessed with Makiko, her new guide dog. Now, her blog "The Way Eye See The World" is about everything related to visual impairments, including guide dogs.

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