Blind Students Celebrate White Cane Safety



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.



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.


Gracie: The White Cane Law states that you must yield to a pedestrian with a white cane or guide dog.


Nathaniel: Florida School of the Deaf and the Blind celebrates and spreads awareness about all the things people with visual impairments can accomplish.


All: If you see us in the community, make sure to say hi!


Radio Personality: Around the town with Family Kia, 2665 US1 South, St. Augustine. Home of the "Red Carpet Treatment."

About FSDB

The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind is a tuition-free state public school and outreach center available to eligible Pre-K and K-12 students who are deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired, or deafblind. At FSDB, students learn how to do more, be more, and achieve more, fulfilling our vision of preparing them for a lifetime of success. FSDB gratefully accepts private donations to support vital programs that directly benefit students and are not paid by state general revenue funds. For a campus tour or to inquire about eligibility for enrollment, contact FSDB Parent Services at 904-827-2212 voice or 904-201-4527 videophone. For more information, visit www.fsdbk12.org

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