What WHITE CANE is

The social movement WHITE CANE is a non-commercial organization, founded and run by blind people. Our work is a constant social experiment. We seek to find new ways to activate and develop the talents of people with disabilities.
There are new social projects  and professions that use the highest level of abilities of the blind – ExtrAbility. People with visual disabilities are actively involved in interaction with representatives of other social groups and promote the inclusion of others. This is a new culture in which the maximum number of talents of the maximum number of social groups in interaction is realized.
  • To do the impossible.
  • A native world creates.
  • Openness and creation.
  • The recognition itself.
The mission of the social movement WHITE CANE – we create the world in wich the abilities of the highest level (extrability) are implemented.
We would be happy to welcome everyone who attempts to implement his or her creative, entrepreneurial, civic and other positive ideas.

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“With great pleasure and joy, over the years I have been watching the activities of WHITE CANE. The glory of the human spirit in overcoming limited abilities inspires me personally and everybody who gets in touch with WHITE CANE. The role models of Oleg and his peers allow one to approach their lives differently, to review their values and to find their own ways to serve others! I hope that the new website will be a useful tool in reaching the benevolent goal of helping others to find a way to live a full life.”
George Kokhno, associate priest, St. Nicholas Cathedral, Washington DC, USA
“When I met Oleg Kolpashchikov, I felt that it was me who was blind, not him. I thought so because it was me who didn’t notice many joys in life. This man changed the attitude to the circumstances; he made the conditions work to his benefit. He is an independent and self-sufficient man, a successful business coach, who has found his niche in the environment of nondisabled people, that is, in the open labor market. He changed his attitude to life completely, and life turned its bright side to him. I am sure that he is happier than thousands of nondisabled people.”
Dmitry Sergin, member of the Yekaterinburg city parliament

Recent news

The calendar of events for 2020

January 15-Organizational meeting on Inclusive Expo

January 16-19- Session of strategic planning “Institutionalization of inclusive processes”

January 20-23-Extrability Conference (Jerusalem, Israel)

3-7 February– the presentation of the “Sails of the spirit” in the youth club of Russian geographical society

February 18-Round table in Zarechny

February 17-Round table “The role of the media in the resocialization of people overcoming addiction” (USPU)

February 29-Meeting in Russian geographical society, creation of the Commission on inclusive tourism

Round table “New challenges of inclusive education” at the Ural Federal University

April 16 — The final of the game “Business city” in the  school of Verkhnyaya Pyshma

April 27- May 01 – Days of inclusion in Tajikistan as part of the “Sails of the spirit” project

April 20-24- Days of inclusion in Balakovo

May 08-09- Laying of wreaths in Kaliningrad as part of the “Sails of the spirit” project (in collaboration with the Russian Geographical Society)

June 12 – Inclusive regattas in Balakovo and Zarechny

June 24 – Inclusive regatta in Riga

June 25-July 15 – “Sails of the spirit” in the Baltic sea

July 10-12 – Inclusive sailing festival in Kaliningrad

July 27-August 02 – YEVIC

August 10-14-Congress of people with disabilities in Africa

August 20-23-  Expedition to Arkaim “Silk road”

August 24-September 02 – Inclusive sailing camp in Armenia

September 10-12- FourthRussian Congress of people with disabilities in Kinel-Cherkassy

September 17-20-  Festival “Inclusive Art”

September 19-October 02 – “Sails of the spirit” in the Mediterranean sea

October 15 – Conference on inclusive tourism in The Russian Geographical Society

November 13 – Holiday of White cane

December 10-11 – Conference “EXTRABILITY AS A PHENOMENON OF INCLUSIVE CULTURE»