Dinner, program in Paducah for those interested in vision loss


The West Kentucky White Cane Dinner – a gathering for students, families, teachers, counselors and individuals interested in vision loss– will be Oct. 15 at the Carson-Myre Heart Center Auditorium at Baptist Health Paducah.

The dinner is held in honor of White Cane Safety Day, celebrated annually on Oct. 15 since 1964. The day recognizes the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired and the important symbol of blindness and tool of independence, the white cane.

The dinner will feature guest speaker Amy Hatter of Radio Eye Inc., a volunteer-based radio reading service in Lexington founded in 1990 by Alfred Crabb. Radio Eye broadcasts live and recorded readings of newspapers and other printed material free of charge 24 hours a day to people who are blind, visually impaired, physically handicapped or have reading problems due to the natural aging process, surgery or injury.

Service agencies offering assistance relating to vision and eye care providers also will be in attendance.

Email Robbin Cox at the Kentucky Office for the Blind or call Cox at (270) 994-3395 for more information.