COMMUNITY members came together on Tuesday to raise awareness for White Cane Day.
Residents walked from the Bendigo Railway Station to Hargreaves Mall to raise awareness of the day.
Vision Australia Bendigo Orientation and Mobility specialist Diana Saunders said the international celebration was a chance for the community to learn more about white canes.
“It is basically promoting the white cane as a positive means of independence and mobility of people who are blind or have low vision,” she said.
“It celebrates the achievements of people who are blind or have low vision.
“It is an education day.”
City of Greater Bendigo mayor Lisa Ruffell and other council representatives got into the spirit of the day, donning condition simulator goggles.
The goggles show what a person with a vision impediment can actually see.
Each representative was also given a guide to help them walk up and down the mall.
A Vision Australia information booth was also set up in the mall, allowing people in the community to ask questions about White Cane Day.