White Cane Day

Saturday, October 20th 2007, 2:44 pm
By: News On 6

Tulsa's Council for the Blind and several other groups are working to raise awareness for people with visional impairments. At the Promenade Mall, located at 41st and Yale, the group had activities for White Cane Awareness Day. Members handed out information and answering questions at the mall. Plus, the latest equipment was on display, like software that reads things on the computer to you.

One veteran says it's a lifesaver.

"I couldn't function without it. Even though I'm legally blind and only have eyesight peripherally in one eye, I am able to do all of my check books, write checks and print them on the computer, do e-mail and the whole thing because of that special software," said Forrest Brokaw of the Blinded Veterans Association.

Brokaw wants to remind everyone that help is out there from different organizations.

You can contact Tulsa's Council for the Blind at 918-832-7035.