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.


“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 2022

February 28 – training on the “Basics of inclusive interaction” for the second group within the framework of the “Inclusive Tourism Forum”.

March 4 – presentation of the Gallery in the Dark as an inclusive tourist attraction

March 10 – the game “Business City” at the Verkhnepyshmin boarding school named after S. A. Martirosyan.

March 23 – TASS-Ural press conference

March 24 – hybrid excursion at the Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts.

March 26 – An interactive installation by an artist from the Netherlands appeared in Yekaterinburg as part of the project “Territory of the Avant-garde”. Excursion

April 1-2 – Inclusive Tourism Forum 2022

April 8 – final meeting of participants and organizers of the Inclusive Tourism Forum

April 8 – Career guidance for children with disabilities: problems and prospects

April 14 – Business networking at Sberbank PJSC April 16-17 – Zarechny , Sverdlovsk region – Inclusive Freediving Championship 2022

April 20 – the final of the managerial wrestling tournament within the framework of the project “School of Young masters of Inclusion”

April 23 – Inclusion Days at Medassist Medical Center (Kursk)

May 5 – hybrid excursion “Akinfiy Demidov Koltsovo International Airport — Arakayevo Village National Cultural Complex”

May 6 – Days of inclusion in the RGPPU

May 14 – Seminar and Extrability Games in the village of Novaya Chara

May 16-19 Days of Inclusion in Chita

May 18 – Inclusive excursions (Trans-Baikal Territory)

May 20 – Days of inclusion in UrFU

3 -4 – Extrability — New Abilities Festival (Moscow)

11-12 – “Sails of the Spirit”: Tavatuy – Zarechny

24-25 — VOLGODONSK: Sailing regatta and festival “Sails of the Spirit”

1-2 – Sailing regatta and festival “Sails of the Spirit”of the Volga Venice”

16-17 – Sailing regatta and festival “Sails of the Spirit in the Baltic”

22 – Inclusive games in Mayakovsky Park (Yekaterinburg)

1 – Start of the project “School of young masters of inclusion”

18 – 21 – MAVIL-2022: Youth Environmental Volunteer Inclusive Camp

25 – 28 – Silk Road Expedition (Arkaim)

29 – Launch of the project “Sails of the Spirit 2022: Development of the extra-mobility movement”

29.08 – 9.09 – “Sails of the Spirit”: Armenia

9 – Inclusive Interaction Training (Irbit)

10-11 – Workshop “Implementation of inclusive projects in the cultural life of the cities where Russian nuclear power plants are located”

14-21 – “Sails of the Spirit”: Egypt

26 – 27 – Days of extrability in the clinic of GC “Medscan” “Phyolophia of beauty and health” (Perm)

International online Conference on Inclusive Tourism and Social Entrepreneurship (within INTAMT)

8 – 22 – “Sails of the Spirit”: Turkey

14-23 – the fifth scientific and practical conference “Extrability as a phenomenon of inclusive culture. Extrability Movement” (UrFU)