[Nfbofsc] FW: White Cane Safety Day Proclamation
thom3of5 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 14 14:26:16 UTC 2015
Here is the proclaimation in text.
WHEREAS, the white cane is a simple yet effective tool of independence
that contributes to the self-sufficiency of the blind and visually impaired
by allowing them to navigate through their environment safely, avoiding
physical barriers and hazards; and
WHEREAS, the white cane is a symbol of dignity and determination as well as
a tangible reminder that individuals with impaired eyesight are able to go,
to move, to be, and to compete with all others in society and to lead full,
independent, and productive lives; and
WHEREAS, established by the National Federation of the Blind, the annual
observance of "White Cane Safety Day" emphasizes the need for all Americans
to be aware of the presence of disabled persons in our communities and to
work together to keep the streets, highways, sidewalks, walkways, public
buildings and facilities, and places of public accommodation, amusement, and
resort safe and functional for the disabled; and
WHEREAS, the 2015 observance of "White Cane Safety Day" provides an
opportunity for people across the Palmetto State and the nation to renew
their dedication to eliminating barriers for the blind and visually
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Nikki R. Haley, Governor of the great State of South
Carolina, do hereby proclaim October 15, 2015, as
WHITE CANE SAFETY DAY
Throughout the state and encourage all South Carolinians to show respect for
those who carry the white cane, to honor their many achievements, and to
reaffirm our commitment to improving access to basic services for blind and
visually impaired persons.
Nnikki R. HALEY
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
From: Nfbofsc [mailto:nfbofsc-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Jim Jackson
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Subject: Re: [Nfbofsc] FW: White Cane Safety Day Proclamation
Anybody able to read this? I get the empty document alert.
From: Nfbofsc [mailto:nfbofsc-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of David Houck
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 9:38 AM
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Subject: [Nfbofsc] FW: White Cane Safety Day Proclamation
Here it is attached!
From: Thomas, Katherine [mailto:Katherine.Thomas at admin.sc.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 9:32 AM
To: nfbsc at sc.rr.com
Subject: White Cane Safety Day Proclamation
Good morning, Mr. Coppel.
I have attached an electronic version of the White Cane Safety Day
proclamation. The hard copy was mailed yesterday. Please let me know if I
can be of any further assistance.
Program Coordinator I, Ombudsman
Office of Executive Policy and Programs
The South Carolina
Department of Administration
1200 Senate Street, Suite 104, Columbia, SC 29201
Note: Act 121 of 2014 (SC Restructuring Act of 2014) abolished the Budget
and Control Board. Effective July 1, 2015, the Office of Executive Policy
and Programs has been transferred to the Department of Administration.
Please update your contact information.
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