State, city leaders participate in event promoting White Cane Safety Day

State, city leaders participate in event promoting White Cane Safety Day

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Local leaders are stepped out of their comfort zone Wednesday to experience seeing the world from another perspective.

Mayor Kip Holden, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, U.S. Representative Garret Graves and LSU sophomore cornerback Kevin Toliver II experienced what it is like to be visually impaired and had to get around using canes.

It is all part of White Cane Safety Day which aims to acknowledge the challenges the blind face every day.

"Folks don't look at it like an impairment. The people today I met with and talked to about the situation their facing, they look at it like an opportunity," Graves said. "They look at it like an opportunity to improve other senses, an opportunity to help fill that void."

While the message was serious, they also had time for a little fun. Those who attended the event participated in a scavenger hunt and other games at the Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired campus on Brightside.

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