2020 Florida Cane Quest® will be held November 14 at Wilson Middle School in Tampa. 

Everyone who plans on attending as a family member, volunteer or vendor should register. Select the Family & Volunteer Registration button to get started! Registration deadline: 

Student permission forms must be signed by a parent or guardian and the application must be completed by the student's O&M instructor. Click the Student Registration Information button to learn more and download the forms. Student permission forms must be sent to Sue Glaser by: 

What is FLORIDA CANE QUEST?

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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