Students celebrate achievements of the blind, visually impaired
Students celebrated "White Cane Day" on Friday to honor the achievements of the blind and visually impaired.
Students from the New York Institute for Special Education marched down Pelham Parkway with white canes, singing and celebrating.
"White Cane Day" is celebrated around the country to recognize the achievements of visually impaired and blind people, as well as to show that canes are more than just a safety tool, but also a mode of independence.
The students also participated in a scavenger hunt on White Plains Road. They were given directions in Braille to find a list of 10 items.
Teachers say the group lesson teaches students about their neighborhood and how to advocate for themselves.