Update on White Cane Day!

Kyah Palmisano, Student

Those who read the article that I wrote called White Cane Day 2020, from a few weeks ago, I appreciate you reading this article. I hope it has brought awareness to you and your friends about the blind and visually impaired community. I would like to know your thoughts on this article, as well as the announcements on Thursday, October 15th. Would you like me to continue this next year and into the years after I graduate high school? 

If any of your friends have not read the article or did not listen to the morning announcements that day, please share these two things with them so that they know about how to use a cane and what White Cane day means to the blind and visually impaired. Please ask for e-mail information from Mrs. Uecker if you have any comments, questions, or constructive criticism. I would like to know how you feel about the article and am happy to answer any questions you have on the white cane, cane use, and what White Cane Day means to me. 

Here is more information: I have a vision and mobility instructor who works with me on such things as how to use a BrailleNote Touch Plus, a device used to do things like write stories, do worksheets and other assignments, read books, send e-mails, and do much more. I use a computer with a program called JAWS Professional, which reads what is on the screen to me. On the mobility side, we work on campus travel, using a cane, and getting in and out of a car. I also have an aide, as you know or read in the article, who is with me in classes. As you may have learned in the article, she is not there to navigate campus. 

I hope you enjoyed reading the article and are looking forward to next year. I would like to hear from you, so if you ever come across me in the hallway, please give me your phone number so I can reply to your text message. I will give you my phone number as well. I hope you have a great day and do well in classes.