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Cane Quest LogoThe 4th Oklahoma Regional Cane Quest event will be held Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the Oklahoma School for the Blind.

Cane Quest® is a national orientation and mobility program of Braille Institute of America, Inc. hosted by regional schools and agencies that serve blind and visually impaired children. 

Oklahoma Regional Cane Quest® is a contest for school-age students that test their independent travel skills by having them follow a secret route through residential and business neighborhoods. Categories of the competition include Scouts (grades 3-6), Explorers (grades 7-9) and Trailblazers (grades 10-12).

Scouts (grades 3-6) team up with a Buddie 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 Classifications

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 in Explorers and Trailblazers. Scouts exchange their collected gold coins for prizes.  All students will receive a commemorative t-shirt and certificate for participating in a Quest.

To register your child or student, please complete the appropriate permission forms and return them by November 3 to Oklahoma School for the Blind, Attn. Faye Miller, 3300 Gibson St., Muskogee, OK 74403.

For more information please contact Faye Miller (918-781-8200 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Click the links below to download your application and contest rules. Permission Forms Due Monday, Oct. 9th

Scouts Grades 3-6    Explorers and Trailblazers Grades 7-12

 

Are you interested in volunteering? Please complete the application and return to Faye Miller ASAP.

Volunteer Application