Cane Quest Pacific Northwest

Cane Quest Braille Institute

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.

CaneQuest Pacific Northwest 2022 Schedule Of Events

Date: Saturday, Oct. 15
Location: Leona Libby Middle School, 3259 Belmont Blvd., West Richland WA

Time Event
7:30 to 8:50 a.m. Volunteer O&M and Shadow Training with Route Orientation
8:30 a.m. Participant Check-In Begins
9 a.m. Opening Ceremony
9:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Kids/Sibling Zone Open (Gym)
9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Explorer & Trailblazer Route, Scout Course
12:30 to 1 p.m. Lunch
1 to 1:30 p.m. Department of Services For The Blind Presentation & Final Score Tabulation
1:30 to 2 p.m. Awards Ceremony
2 to 2:30 p.m. Clean Up


Frequently Asked Questions

Mandy Carpenter
Teacher of Visually Impaired/Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist

Linda Mcfall
Teacher of Visually Impaired/Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist

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