We believe the long white cane is a means to independence. The white cane has proved a useful tool to millions of blind people in navigating their environments with confidence and safety. It is a tool which allows blind people to travel where and when they want, and as such leads to self-sufficiency.
We believe that independence and freedom to travel are so important to the quality of life of blind people that every blind person should have a cane, regardless of ability to pay.
We are giving, free of charge to the user, straight fiberglass canes. The canes are available in the following lengths: 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 53, 55, 57, 59, 61, and 63 inches.
Request a free white cane!
Visit our online free white cane application form now or download a PDF of the application at: http://nfb.org/free-cane-program
Printed applications should be mailed to:
Free White Cane ProgramNational Federation of the Blind200 East Wells Street at Jernigan PlaceBaltimore, MD 21230
Any blind individual in the fifty states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico may request a cane for their personal use. Requests may be made as often
as every six months.