Visually impaired students walk for White Cane Day

More than 130 visually impaired and blind students the marched down Pelham Parkway Thursday in support of White Cane Day.

More than 130 visually impaired and blind students the marched down Pelham Parkway Thursday in support of White Cane Day. (10/15/15)

THE BRONX - More than 130 visually impaired and blind students the marched down Pelham Parkway Thursday in support of White Cane Day.  

All of the students are from the New York Institute for Special Education.

White Cane Day is a day to celebrate the achievements of these individuals and the relationship they have with the tool that helps guide them.

The white cane is a symbol of independence to many of the students.

"It's like the difference between being a full member of society and being housebound," says Gale Delaney, mobility instructor at New York Institute for Special Education.

The school's tradition of White Cane Day dates back to the 60s. 

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