Over 240 thousand blind persons are under coverage of SWO

International White Cane Safety Day (October 15th) gives Lions an opportunity to increase awareness of the white cane traffic safety laws. According to the World Blind Union, which is a global organization representing the 285 million blind or partially sighted people worldwide, “White Cane Day is observed worldwide to recognize the movement of blind people from dependency to full participation in society.”

Dr.Fatemeh Abbasi, deputy for rehabilitation affairs of state welfare organization concurrent with international white cane day pointed that, on October 15, the voice of justice of the blind and visually impaired persons is heard more than ever and activists Blind people try to introduce it as a symbol of their social identity.Abbasi elsewhere said that; the most demands of the blind persons and visually impaired individuals are the right of full access to the whole educational and health facilities as well as a safe transportation in public areas based on the convention on the rights of persons with disabilities and in this line the government is obliged to play a remarkable role to solve the problems of this kind of target community.

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