Braille Challenge

Join us for the 24th New England Regional Braille Challenge on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at the Carroll Center for the Blind in Newton, MA!

The Braille Challenge is a national competition for school-age students who read and write braille. More than 1,000 braille readers participate in this nationwide competition, promoting the importance of braille literacy through 51 regionals across North America.

The Braille Institute developed the Braille Challenge to encourage blind and visually impaired children of all ages to hone their braille skills, which are essential to academic and vocational success in the sighted world.

The Braille Challenge contestants compete in five (5) categories: reading comprehension, spelling, chart & graph reading, proofreading and speed & accuracy. Any grade school student who is blind or visually impaired and reads braille is eligible to participate in the first stage of the contest at one of the 51 Braille Challenge Regionals across the United States and Canada, giving even beginner braille readers a chance to reach their personal best.

The top 50 students with the highest scores across North America will be invited to the annual Braille Challenge finals competition in Los Angeles, which will be held on the campus of the University of Southern California in June.

If you are not able to make it to our in-person event, you may compete in our Virtual Braille Challenge via Zoom, on January 20, 2024, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Need practice? Join us for the in-person Braille Brush-Up Day on January 6, 2024 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sharpen your braille skills and have fun with other braille students while preparing for the Braille Challenge!

For questions, please contact our Education Services department at or (617) 969-6200 ext. 204.

Event Details

When: Saturday, February 3, 2024

From: 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Where: The Carroll Center for the Blind

770 Centre Street Newton, MA 02458