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Location
Leader Dogs for the Blind
1039 S. Rochester Rd.
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
Schedule
Saturday, October 15, 2022

Start time: 9 a.m.

End time: 3:30 p.m.

(Check-in begins at 9 a.m.)

Cost

Free

Description

At this event, students will be challenged to demonstrate fundamental orientation and mobility (O&M) skills and travel techniques for navigating the sighted world they live in. Cane Quest® is a challenging O&M contest for students, created and organized by Braille Institute of America. Regional events are held across the country, and contestants are divided into three grade categories: Scouts, Explorers, and Trailblazers. This regional event is offered in collaboration with Leader Dogs for the Blind.

Participants will:

  • get direct feedback on their O&M skills
  • interact with other students and mentors who are cane users
  • gain information about O&M skills and training

This event is family-friendly! A parent/guardian presentation will be given, and fun activities will be provided for siblings. Each student will receive a participation gift, and at least two prizes will be awarded for each grade group. Siblings will also be able to earn points to shop at the "Scouts' Store" in the afternoon.

Please register by September 13, 2022, to receive a Cane Quest® t-shirt and other swag.

Audience

This event is for students in grades 3-12 who are visually impaired and are cognitively and physically able to walk independently for an hour at a time. Students should also be cane users who have received orientation and mobility instruction.

Eligibility Requirements

Each student’s visual acuity must fall within the B1 through B2 classification range below, as defined by the United States Association of Blind Athletes:

  • Class 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.
  • Class 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.

Accommodations

It is important for participants to request accessibility accommodations at least three weeks prior to the event. Outside agencies MDE-LIO contracts with to provide accommodations cannot guarantee services if requests are made in less than three weeks.

Cancellation Policy

Please email mde-lio-events@michigan.gov as soon as possible if you need to cancel your registration. Please note: For events that require payment, MDE-LIO will issue refunds only for cancellations received no less than three business days prior to the event.​

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