Students from Greater Cincinnati Competed in Local Cane Quest® Mobility Challenge
October 30, 2018 –On October 20, 2018 the white cane became a tool in a fun yet challenging competition—Cane Quest, Greater Cincinnati region. The event was held from 9am-2pm at CABVI, 2045 Gilbert Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.
Created by Braille Institute of America, Inc., Cane Quest® is a national competition that tests the ability of blind and visually impaired youngsters to navigate the world around them independently and safely. This event motivates students to master their mobility skills, while also educating the sighted public about the abilities of blind youth to travel independently. The participants were awarded special prizes at an awards ceremony at the end of the competition.
1) Three winners in separate categories based on level of vision loss. Breanah McNutt is from Middletown, Eunice Lopez-Santos is from Cincinnati and attends the Northwest School District, Damian Nowlin is from Hamilton.
2) Teacher of the Visually Impaired Cindy Goetz observes Eunice Lopez-Santos using her arm in front of her face as a protective technique.
3) Orientation and Mobility Instructor Will Horton walks with Noah Hibbard who is using his white cane at the “Around the Block” station.
Since 1911, CABVI provides counseling, rehabilitation, information and employment services to people of all ages in the Greater Cincinnati region. Through all of its programs and services, it strives to help those who are blind, visually or print impaired lead full and independent lives. For more information about CABVI, please call (513) 221-8558 or visit our website at www.cincyblind.org.