What is Braille Challenge?
The Braille Challenge® is an academic competition unlike any other. This two-stage contest is designed to motivate blind students to emphasize their study of braille, while rewarding their success with fun-filled, but challenging, local and national events. Contestants of all academic and braille reading levels may take the Preliminary Contest anytime during the first two months of the year. Once all contests are scored and ranked, the top eligible students are invited to Los Angeles, where they match skills against the top Braille readers in the nation at the National Braille Challenge®.
How To Participate
Contestants may take the Preliminary Contest anytime during the first two months of the year in one of two ways:
- Students gain the fullest experience by attending one of the many Braille Challenge® regional events in their own state or region. One of the blind service agencies and/or schools near you could be hosting their own Preliminary Challenge.
- Students may also take the Challenge individually if the contest is administered by a teacher of the visually impaired. Either way, everyone can be a part of the Preliminary Round.
How To Host
If you're a teacher or representative of a Blind service agency or a state school for blind & visually impaired children, you may wish to host your own Braille Challenge® regional event each year between January and mid-March.