Traditionally, the international community celebrate many noteworthy and memorable dates on the calendars. And among them – the International Day of the White Cane, established October 15, 1970 on the initiative of the International Federation of the Blind. However, this date is not a holiday, but a kind of sign of trouble, reminding the society about the existence of a number of people with disabilities. It is about help and about solidarity. Indeed, the main goal of this Day is to once again draw public attention to the problems of blind people. Sometimes unnoticed for a long time, they live next to us and do not see all the colors of the surrounding world. This is the date to understand and accept each other as we are. With all the virtues, negative and positive aspects of the character, complexities and specifics.
Noteworthy, White cane is a green traffic light for the blind and a warning sign for the drivers of the vehicle. For example, when raised, it means drivers should stop, even in those places where there is no pedestrian crossing. Also, there is also an additional sign “Blind pedestrians”, installed in places where blind people often move.