White Cane Safety Day is a national observance in the United States, celebrated on October 15 of each year since 1964. The date is set aside to celebrate the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired and the important symbol of blindness and tool of independence, the white cane. In 2011, White Cane Safety Day was also named Blind Americans Equality Day by President Barack Obama.
World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October, to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. 2017 is the fifth year of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Action Plan and International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) encourages all to continue with their theme of Universal Eye Health. This year, the ‘Call to Action‘ for World Sight Day is “Make Vision Count.”
(Sources: Wikipedia, IAPB)
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