Presidential Proclamation – Blind Americans Equality Day, 2011


Accession Number: 2017.3.1

Scope & Content: Proclamation is printed on one side of a single sheet of ivory paper and features, at top center, the gold embossed seal of the President of the United States and, at bottom center in black ink, the signature of Barak Obama. Sheet has a decorative blue-line border.

Creator: United States. President (2009-2017 : Obama)

Interview Date: / /

Collection: APH Archives / RG 09: Public Affairs

Credit Line: APH Collection, 2017.3.

Administrative History: On October 14, 2011, U.S. President Barak Obama signed a proclamation designating October 15 (previously recognized since 1964 as White Cane Safey Day) to be Blind Americans Equality Day. The proclamation states, in part: "Though we have made progress in the march to equality for the blind and those with low vision, there is still more work to be done. . . . Today, let us recommit to forging ahead with the work of perfecting our Union and ensuring we remain a Nation where all our people, including those living with disabilities, have every opportunity to achieve their dreams."

Subjects: Blindness Civil rights Disabled persons Visual impairments