[RESCHEDULED] New England Regional Braille Challenge

URGENT UPDATE: EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. THE NEW ENGLAND REGIONAL BRAILLE CHALLENGE ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE ON MARCH 2ND WILL NOW TAKE PLACE ON MARCH 9TH.

Join us for the annual New England Regional Braille Challenge! Held every March, this day is dedicated to students who desire to compete in the Braille Challenge. 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.

For more information on this year’s Braille Challenge contact Nancy Sharon at (617) 969-6200 ext. 217.

When: Saturday, March 2, 2019 Saturday, March 9, 2019

From: 9:00 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.

Where: The Carroll Center for the Blind

770 Centre Street Newton, MA 02458