White Cane Day

White Cane Day

Decreased in 1970 by the World Blind Union calling itself the International Federation of the Blind at the time, the day of October 15 is the opportunity to raise awareness of a tool that helps daily people with disabilities Visual to move independently. The white cane is the symbol of blindness and low vision. It is an auxiliary means as simple as it is effective to move. It is, in a way, the continuation of the index of the blind or highly visually impaired person who systematically sweeps the ground by making constant pendulum movements with the cane. This technique allows it to recognize in time obstacles, inequalities of the ground, steps or thresholds. The resonance of the rod on the ground also provides information on the texture of the soil and, by echolocation, on the topography of its immediate environment. The white cane is not only available in the form of a long cane, but also a shorter stick, or a supporting stick. Whatever the form, the white cane always indicates that its holder is visually impaired or blind and protects the latter against hazards: unexpected work sites, poorly parked vehicles and other obstacles. On this occasion, the CJARC, in mid-October 2013 as every year, organized campaigns to promote and raise awareness.

Message from the CEO

DG

The YRBCC (Young Rehabilitated Blind of Cameroon Club) is an organization that has made its way, nearly 30 years already serving people with disabilities in general and visually impaired people in particular, with a dedicated team that has acquired this noble cause.

I am pleased to invite you to visit the website of the Club of Young Blind People...

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