Community Outreach Events

White Cane Awareness Day promotes community wide awareness of the white cane law. City officials, police officers, FOCB staff, students, volunteers, and community members gather to read the white cane law and participate in a walk to increase community awareness and make the streets safer for blind individuals.

Annual Open House showcases adaptive technology along with FOCB’s programs and services that are available free of charge for blind and visually impaired people. Representatives from the Palm Beach Talking Book Library, Palm Tran Connection, FL Department of Blind Services, Guide Dog Handlers and assistive technology manufacturers, attend and showcase their equipment and services with attendees.

Monthly Educational Workshops are open to the public with topics that include 211 Resources, Adaptive Products and Technology, Foundation Fighting Blindness latest research, AIRA, CPR, Amazon Echo and Alexa, Bard Mobile, LYFT and UBER apps, Active Shooter Information, Mobility, ADA Law, Palm Tran Connection Pass Web, Seeing AI App, Shopping on your Device, and Social Media. Sessions can be accessed virtually through the Zoom Conferencing Platform.