Today is International White Cane Day (IWCD), although I have Wiley I still use my white cane everyday. Without my trusty cane I couldn’t take WIley for our much loved recreational walks or Wiley’s toilet breaks.
Each year Guide Dogs NSW/ACT launches an educational campaign to coincide with IWCD. For 2014 the message is “have cane, am able to work’. The campaign aims to encourage employers to consider hiring staff who are blind or vision impaired.
I am fortunate that I am employed in two casual positions. Both my jobs are interesting, rewarding and challenging and I feel they enable me to have a positive impact within the community. Working is important to me and I fully support anything that will help other people who are blind or vision impaired to experience the benefits of employment.
For more information about the campaign please visit http://www.guidedogs.com.au/news-and-events/news/13-10-2014/an-untapped-workforce.