Oct. 13, 2006
White Cane Safety Day
Oct. 15 was designated by Congress in 1964 as “White Cane Safety Day” across the U.S. to remind drivers to yield the right of way to pedestrians who are using metallic or white-colored canes. The Vision Network of Oswego County, a coalition that advocates for people who are blind or visually-impaired, receives a proclamation for White Cane Safety Day from County Legislature Chairman Russ Johnson. The group advocated for a traffic light near the Oswego Post Office, funding for the Call-n-Ride program, and other projects that improve the safety of people who have visual impairments. From left are Ken Skillen, Betty Jaekle, Betsy Copps, Vision Network president Laura Smith, Legislature Chairman Johnson, Sabine Ingerson, director of ARISE, Elsie Duffy, Walt Duffy, Barbara Lisk, and Bea Welch.
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