Visually impaired students proudly march down Williamsbridge Road for White Cane Day

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Visually impaired and blind students at the New York Institute for Special Education took to the streets Tuesday to show the world they are no different than anyone else.

The students proudly sported their canes while marching down Williamsbridge Road in celebration of White Cane Day.

It was all smiles and laughter for the little ones as they paraded down the street waving their posters proudly, letting others know they're able to navigate the world the same as everyone else.

The New York Institute for Special Education has been organizing this event for more than 10 years for visually impaired and blind students.

The event gives students an opportunity to connect with their community, showing others that despite their obstacles, they're able to learn and persevere using their white cane.

The annual parade ends with a friendly competition.

Organizers say students are now preparing for their upcoming Christmas concert.

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