A large group of people with white canes walking across an intersection in Seattle.  The person in the front of the line carries a sign that reads "Happy White Cane Day!"

Celebrate White Cane Safety Day!

DSB and our community partners are excited to share our annual White Cane Safety Day (WCSD) Events!

The White Cane represents the freedom of mobility and independence for people who are blind or visually impaired. This icon is recognized worldwide as a tool used by people with visual impairments to safely and independently travel around the globe – and a reminder to drivers of their responsibility to safely operate their vehicles, especially when cane users are present. 

This year, we are creating virtual and social distanced events to safely celebrate the day.

WCSD Fact-a-Day

October 1 – 15
Starting October 1, you can learn about the White Cane, blind etiquette, traffic safety, and more on our Facebook page
Stay connected with us and you may just get some help with the trivia questions! You don't need a Facebook profile see the WCSD Facts-of-the-Day.

WCSD Trivia Party

Thursday, October 15, 12:00 p.m. 
Put your knowledge about blindness, the White Cane, and related topics to the test! We will live stream a fun and fast-paced Trivia Challenge on Facebook.

You can participate by answering questions in the chat box to win bragging rights across the state or just attend and learn fun facts! You don't need a Facebook profile to follow the fun!

Statewide White Cane Awareness Walk

Thursday, October 15, 12:30 p.m. 
Take a walk through your neighborhood or favorite park with your white cane (if you have one), your mask, and a socially-distanced friend!

Wear a white shirt or jacket to show your support for what the white cane stands for – independence, confidence, and hope!

Share pictures of your walk or you story of why you love your long white cane (or guide dog) on social media using #WhiteCaneDayWA or #WCSD.

WCSD Posters

If you want a sign to carry during the walk, you can print these find 8.5x11 posters. All posters are large, black, block letters on a white background.