The National Braille Challenge is specifically designed to challenge and motivate students, while encouraging them to continue their study of braille.
The top 60 blind and visually impaired students, ages 6 to 19, were chosen from among nearly 1000 students from across the United States and Canada to travel to Los Angeles to test their braille skills at the 13th Annual National Braille Challenge®.
They will compete in categories that will require them to transcribe, type and read braille using a device called a Perkins Brailler. Each category is designed to test their braille skills in several areas—reading comprehension, braille spelling, chart and graph reading, proofreading and braille speed and accuracy. The winners will be announced at a gala awards ceremony at the Universal Hilton Hotel.
The National Braille Challenge®, sponsored by Braille Institute of America®, is the only national academic competition for blind students in the nation.
Saturday, June 22, 2013
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
About the sponsor:
The Braille Institute is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate blindness and severe sight loss as a barrier to a fulfilling life.