Tag: Pedestrian Safety

Map of Blair Street Construction plan phase 1 approximately 2 weeks until April 1 2022

Road Construction Nearby

Please note that from March 21 until early November, a major street reconstruction project in downtown Madison is expected to cause significant traffic delays. The construction will affect many of the routes leading to our location, particularly those involving the major intersection connecting Blair Steet, Wilson Street, Williamson Street and John Nolen Drive. If you… Continue Reading Road Construction Nearby

A person with long black dress walking using a mobility cane

Ten Tips for Safe Winter Walking

Navigating the snow and ice of a Wisconsin winter takes extra care for people with visual impairment. These tips will give you the confidence to get outside and enjoy our state’s winter wonderland. 1. Walk like a penguin. Take short, slow, deliberate steps, turning your feet slightly outward. Keep your hands out of your pockets… Continue Reading Ten Tips for Safe Winter Walking

White Cane Day - Photo of Denise Jess, Rhonda Staats and others

Council Expands Awareness of White Cane Safety Day and Pedestrian Safety in Wisconsin

October 15 of each year is White Cane Safety Day, which brings public recognition to people who are blind and visually impaired and how they contribute to their communities. This day also promotes the White Cane Law, which states drivers must stop 10 feet or more from pedestrians using white canes. In Wisconsin, the Council… Continue Reading Council Expands Awareness of White Cane Safety Day and Pedestrian Safety in Wisconsin

Man with white cane walking across the street

All About the White Cane

For centuries, a traveling tool has existed giving people who are blind or visually impaired the ability to get around safely and independently anywhere they choose to go: the white cane. This piece of equipment also serves as an indication to others that the user is blind or visually impaired. White Cane Safety Day is… Continue Reading All About the White Cane

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Map of Blair Street Construction plan phase 1 approximately 2 weeks until April 1 2022

Road Construction Nearby

Please note that from March 21 until early November, a major street reconstruction project in downtown Madison is expected to cause significant traffic delays. The construction will affect many of the routes leading to our location, particularly those involving the major intersection connecting Blair Steet, Wilson Street, Williamson Street and John Nolen Drive. If you… Continue Reading Road Construction Nearby

A person with long black dress walking using a mobility cane

Ten Tips for Safe Winter Walking

Navigating the snow and ice of a Wisconsin winter takes extra care for people with visual impairment. These tips will give you the confidence to get outside and enjoy our state’s winter wonderland. 1. Walk like a penguin. Take short, slow, deliberate steps, turning your feet slightly outward. Keep your hands out of your pockets… Continue Reading Ten Tips for Safe Winter Walking

White Cane Day - Photo of Denise Jess, Rhonda Staats and others

Council Expands Awareness of White Cane Safety Day and Pedestrian Safety in Wisconsin

October 15 of each year is White Cane Safety Day, which brings public recognition to people who are blind and visually impaired and how they contribute to their communities. This day also promotes the White Cane Law, which states drivers must stop 10 feet or more from pedestrians using white canes. In Wisconsin, the Council… Continue Reading Council Expands Awareness of White Cane Safety Day and Pedestrian Safety in Wisconsin

Man with white cane walking across the street

All About the White Cane

For centuries, a traveling tool has existed giving people who are blind or visually impaired the ability to get around safely and independently anywhere they choose to go: the white cane. This piece of equipment also serves as an indication to others that the user is blind or visually impaired. White Cane Safety Day is… Continue Reading All About the White Cane