On October 15, White Cane Safety Day is observed around the world. In the United States, it is a national observance, which was first celebrated in 1964, after a proclamation by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
White Cane Safety Day is meant to highlight and celebrate the achievements of people who are blind or low vision as well as the white cane, an important mobility tool and a symbol of independence for this population. Canes have been used for centuries, but the white cane was introduced in the early 20th century as an effort to make canes more easily visible. In 2011, President Barack Obama also referred to White Cane Safety Day as Blind Americans Equality Day. On White Cane Safety Day, communities around the world conduct activities and events to commemorate this day.
BEST recognizes White Cane Day on October 15 and celebrates it annually in December. Thanks to the generostiy of the Nashville Predators Foundation and other community partners, White Cane Wonderland is a community event that celebrates the abilities and talents of persons with blindness. We are dedicated to inspiring an informed and inclusive community for all children and youth. We hope to see you there!
Saturday: 10am - 2pm
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Nashville Public Library
615 Church St, Nashville, TN 37219
Join us on our Journey Towards Inclusivity and Empowerment
Library Garage at 151 6th Ave N. Enter Library Garage on Sixth or Seventh Ave. S, between Church St. and Commerce St.
Free: First 90 Minutes (with Validation stamp)
$3.00: Each additional half hour, up to 12 hours
$20.00: Daily maximum, 12 hours or more
Handicap parking on Level Four.
Four electric car charging stations.
Owned by Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee. Operated by Nashville Downtown Partnership and SP Plus.
Please contact Nashville Public Library at 615) 862-5800 if you have any questions about accessibility.