Editor’s note: In the United States, October 15 is celebrated as White Cane Awareness Day — originally established as White Cane Safety Day by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. White canes are a powerful mobility tool and symbol of independence for people who are blind, deafblind, or have low vision.

Disability Pride Flag - a black background with five zigzag lines colored blue, yellow, white, red, and green going diagonally across.

[Editor’s note: this post comes from Dr. Carlie Rhoads, AFB Research Specialist.]

Happy Disability Pride Month!

Kirk Adams, standing with his cane, wearing academic cap and gown.
Hi there,

As a man who is completely blind, I have personally benefited from the progress that AFB has made possible. I have also experienced a world of limits.

Procter & Gamble received a Keller Achievement Award for setting a sterling example through its diversity and inclusion initiatives. P&G has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to disability inclusion and making the company, its brands and services more inclusive for people with disabilities.

PJ Locke's headshot and cleats. The cleats are stacked on top of one another. On one shoe, AFB appears in purple. Orange and purple stripes are spray painted across the shoes. On the toe, 20/20 vision is outlined in purple. On the other cleat is the name "Tammy Powell". In the upper left is the My Cause My Cleats logo.

We were thrilled to learn that Denver Broncos Safety P.J. Locke has chosen to represent the American Foundation for the Blind with the My Cause My Cleats initiative!