Free White Cane Program

A hand holding a caneWe 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. 

A man walks through a construction siteWe 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, rigid fiberglass canes.  Please see the online application or download the paper application to view available cane sizes.

Request a free white cane!

Two senior blind women stand in a waterfall with their friend.Visit our online free white cane application form now. We now offer a fillable PDF form you may complete on your computer and print or simply download the file to print and complete by hand. Completed applications should be mailed to:

Free White Cane Program
National Federation of the Blind
200 East Wells Street
    at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, 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.

Additional Information

 A group of people with canes walking outside.