Cane Quest Pacific Northwest

Participants at Cane Quest Pacific Northwest 2022
A participant at Cane Quest Pacific Northwest 2022 is celebrated during an opening ceremony.

Cane Quest Pacific Northwest is a regional orientation and mobility contest for students in grades 3-12 organized and run by Richland School District beginning in the fall of 2022. Cane Quest was developed by the Braille Institute of America and aims to empower and celebrate visually-impaired students while bringing the whole community together.

Participants navigate designated routes through instructions and the assistance of volunteers. The routes are designed locally to test skills in navigating residential and commercial areas as well as public transportation.

Thank you to all the students who showed off their mobility and navigation skills at the first Cane Quest Pacific Northwest and to all the families, volunteers and community partners who supported them! Check out a video and photos of the big day and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year!

Frequently Asked Questions

Mandy Carpenter
Teacher of Visually Impaired/Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist
Amanda.Carpenter@rsd.edu
 

Linda Mcfall
Teacher of Visually Impaired/Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist
Linda.McFall@rsd.edu

Sign Up To Be A Cane Quest Volunteer

Support visually-impaired students and help build their skills and confidence in navigating their community by signing up to be a Cane Quest volunteer! No experience in orientation and mobility support required. Accepted volunteers will receive training ahead of the competition.

Cane Quest Volunteer Form (English)

Cane Quest Volunteer Form (Español)

Cane Quest Volunteer Lunch Order Options

Interesting In Being A Cane Quest Sponsor?

Help us support visually-impaired students in our community and across the Pacific Northwest. We are looking for sponsors to help cover costs of Cane Quest Pacific Northwest such as meals and lodging for participants and volunteers.

For more information, contact