Blind Students Celebrate White Cane Safety

FSDB students Logan, Gracie, and Nathaniel pose for photo with Kandi Lowe who is holding a White Cane Day t-shirt.

FSDB Blind Department students Nathaniel Figueroa Borrero, Logan Strickland, and Gracie Helton recently visited Beach 105.5 FM. While there, they were interviewed by Kandi Lowe at Beach 105.5 FM about White Cane Safety Day, celebrated annually on October 15.

Students shared with Lowe the importance of this observance, the three primary purposes of a white cane, and what the White Cane law says. Further, they shared their independence and how this celebration demonstrates their Orientation and Mobility (O&M) achievements. While at the studio, they recorded a radio public service announcement for broadcast during October 8-31.

On October 15, Lowe will share her interview segment with FSDB students about White Cane Awareness Day during her mid-afternoon show.

On October 18, the FSDB Blind Elementary-Middle and High Schools will celebrate White Cane Safety. Students will each have an hour to participate in two events—an O&M Awards Ceremony and a Family Feud O&M Game Show. Family members are invited to observe the game show and celebrate with students.

Nathaniel, Logan, and Gracie speak into microphone at radio station.

Listen to the White Cane Safety Radio PSA

White Cane Safety Day Radio PSA Transcript

Radio Personality: Where's what's happening from around the town from Family Kia, 2665 US1 South in St. Augustine. Home of the "Red Carpet Treatment."

Students: October 15 is White Cane Day!

Logan: White Cane [Safety] Day is a celebration in independence and awareness of blindness.