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NKY Council of the Blind & Covington Police Department Host 2017 White Cane Safety Day 10/16

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COVINGTON, KY -- On Monday, October 16, the Northern Kentucky Council of the Blind and the Covington Police Department will be conducting the 2017 White Cane Safety Day event. The event includes demonstrations of electronics and gadgets used by the blind and visually impaired to navigate in their daily lives. Additionally, there will be a demonstration on how use the white cane.

White Cane Safety Day will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the Covington Police Station, located at 1 Police Memorial Drive, Covington, KY 41014. The event is open and free to the public.

Originating in 1964, the mission of White Cane Safety Day is to educate the world about blindness and how the blind and visually impaired can live and work independently while giving back to their communities; to celebrate the abilities and successes achieved by blind people in a sighted world; and to honor the many contributions being made by the blind and visually impaired.

For more information regarding White Cane Safety Day, visit https://nfb.org/white-cane-safety-day.