The Braille Challenge®, sponsored by TGPR client the Braille Institute of America, is the only national reading and writing contest in braille for blind and visually impaired students. Cities and dates have been announced for the academic competition (celebrating its 15th year) — it takes place over two stages designed to motivate students emphasizing their study of braille while rewarding their success with fun-filled local and national events.
Any blind or visually impaired student who reads braille is eligible to participate in the first stage of the contest, the preliminary or regional Challenge contest events, which are held from January through the end of March throughout the U.S. and Canada. Students compete in five categories: reading comprehension, braille spelling, chart and graph reading, proofreading and braille speed and accuracy.
-Dan Grody, TGPR