Student & Family Event

Florida Cane Quest

DATE

Nov 14, 2020 @ 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST

LOCATION

Woodrow Wilson Middle School, Tampa, FL

A certificate for ACVREP and Inservice Credit will be issued for participation

PRESENTER(S)

Sue Glaser

DESCRIPTION

Cane Quest® is a competitive program designed for students in grades 7-12 to test mobility and cane skills.  It was created by Braille Institute of America (www.canequest.org), who also brought us The Braille Challenge.  Students listen to pre-recorded instructions on a BookPort Plus to follow one of several routes in residential, light business or business environments.  Along each route, O&M instructors are positioned to score students’ skills, techniques, and ability to follow directions as the student passes by.  EACH student is followed at all times by an assigned shadow to ensure safety, while each O&M instructor remains in his/her designated scoring area and is responsible for whichever student is in this area while scoring.


Students in grades 3-6 will be known as “Scouts” and they complete an indoor challenge that is non-competitive.  The Scouts route consists of 12-14 stations to test students’ O&M skills, such as search techniques, laterality, positional concepts, auditory localization, sighted guide, narrow passage, protective techniques, etc.  Students go through each station with a parent, family member, or other sighted adult.  Each team performs the skills as assigned and is awarded gold coins based on how well the skills are performed.  Some stations require the sighted team member to wear a sleepshade and the student does the guiding!

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