White Cane Safety Day

The video below describes how the white cane is used by people who have a visual impairment as an orientation and mobility aid for independent travel. The two people featured in the video are Ken Dockter, an orientation and mobility instructor at North Dakota Vision Services/School for the Blind, and Allan Peterson, a person who is blind and is a member of the Board of Directors for North Dakota Association of the Blind. The video highlights White Cane Safety Day; this observance was initiated by a joint resolution of Congress in 1964 to designate October 15 of each year to be celebrated as White Cane Safety Day. NDAB extends its gratitude to North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum and the Mayors of Fargo, Grand Forks, and Minot for issuing White Cane Safety Day proclamations in recognition of the independence that the white cane and guide dog have provided to people who are blind or visually impaired. To help celebrate White Cane Safety Day, NDAB will host its 23rd Walk for Vision at public events in Fargo, Grand Forks, and Minot during the week of October 15. Our Walk for Vision is held simultaneously with White Cane Safety Day to help promote greater awareness about blindness and to seek donations that make a difference through our work for people with sight loss. All are invited  to join with us for our event in the Fargo area, an in-person outdoor Walk for Vision on Friday, October 15 at 4 PM at the NDSU Crossroads Lutheran Center, 1201 13th Ave. N. in Fargo. Make donations payable to North Dakota Association of the Blind or NDAB and mail to: NDAB, PO Box 824, West Fargo, ND 58078. For more information or to make an online donation, go to https://www.ndab.org/donate

Educating and Encouraging Since 1936

A blind woman in a black shirt standing outside a brick building and holding her white cane upright in front of her.

Are you a person with vision loss?
Do you know someone with vision loss?
There is help.

The North Dakota Association of the Blind is a volunteer organization that has been educating and encouraging people who are blind since 1936. We strive to enhance the way of life for people who are blind or visually impaired, to encourage employment opportunities, and to educate the public about sight loss.

Our vision is for all North Dakotans who are blind or visually impaired to live fulfilling, independent lives!


If you want to share your daily challenges or get ideas on how to complete a task using reduced or no vision, local support groups are available offering mentoring and support. Learn more about support groups here.


For students who are pursuing further education, NDAB has scholarships. Learn more here. We are here to help make life more livable.

NDAB provides assistance with learning adaptive daily living skills, and alternative leisure activities. We organize and run a week-long camp where these skills can be developed. Learn more about camp here.


We also promote the awareness of sight loss through lobbying, fund raising, and conventions. Without fund raising or donations, NDAB would fail in its mission. If you want to help, you can become a member, or make a donation.

If you want to hear what our members think of NDAB, then watch the video below:


Upcoming Events

EventDateMore Info
2021 NDAB annual convention, VirtualSaturday June 12th – Sunday June 13th 2021More Details.
NDAB Summer CampSunday, August 8th – Sunday, August 15th 2021 (provisional)Coming Soon
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