A group of visually impaired people on the streets of Brasov

The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons, 3 December, aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

“White Cane Day” is held annually since 1964 to celebrate the white cane’s dual role of mobility tool and symbol for the visually impaired people. This year the Brasov Association of the Blind organizes a series of events meant to inform the general public about the white cane’s importance as an officially recognized symbol of the visually impaired people and about the real issues faced every day by their visually impaired fellow citizens.