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Cane Quest Logo hosted by OSB and showing Silhouette of person holding caneCane Quest® is a challenging orientation and mobility program designed for students in grades 3-12.  

Scouts (grades 3-6) team up with a sighted adult and earn coins as they navigate a route that demonstrates mastery of basic orientation and mobility skills and sighted guide techniques. 

Explorers (grades 7-9) and Trailblazers (grades 10-12) contestants are given auditory instructions and challenged to safely complete secret routes in their community using proper travel techniques and appropriate cane skills. Contestants are monitored at all times at the event by certified volunteers. They are accompanied one-on-one by a trained 'Shadow' to ensure they stay safe on the route. 



Visual ClassificationsStudents attending Cane Quest

B1:  No light perception in either eye up to light perception, but inability to recognize the shape of a hand at any distance or in any direction.

B2:  From ability to recognize the shape of a hand up to visual acuity of 20/600 and/or a visual field of less than 5 degrees in the best eye with the best practical eye correction.

Students may wear a sleepshade in order to compete as a B1. 

O&M instructors must complete an application verifying the visual classification of their student.

First, second and third place prizes will be awarded to Explorers and Trailblazers. Scouts exchange their collected gold coins for prizes. Cane Quest logo with silhouette of person holding cane on orange background and reads A National orientation and mobility program of braille institute of America. All students will receive a commemorative t-shirt and certificate for participating in a Quest.

 

Contest Applications are due by

Click the links below to download your application and contest rules.