VANCOUVER, Wash. – Established in 1886, the Washington State School for the Blind in Vancouver has provided quality education to children from birth to 21 years of age. The school works to enhance children’s lives through their goal of independence for visually impaired and blind children. On June 9th, 2011 local businesses and organizatons joined the school for an annual hands?on tactile experience program for students. Community leaders drove student navigators, using driving directions writen in braille, around Vancouver in cars that ranged from hot rods, classic muscle cars to a modified Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. “Dick Hannah has been a part of this since we first started doing this for our kids,” said Dean Stenehjem, Superintendent of the Washington State School for the Blind. “It means a lot to the school and the students to see community members and businesses so excited to do this for our kids,” he said. Students were greeted by over 20 cars driven by members of the community ready to follow directions read by students in braille.