2018 Braille Challenge

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Hosted by WCBVI Outreach, the Wisconsin Regional Braille Challenge will take place on Thursday, February 15, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon and is a Preliminary Contest Round and part of the National Braille Challenge sponsored by the Braille Institute of America in Los Angeles, California.

Categories of Student Competition: Students will be scored on their performance in:

  • Braille Spelling
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Proofreading
  • Speed and Accuracy
  • Chart and Graph Reading

All contests will be in Unified English Braille (UEB). Older students will use the Victor Reader Stream for the speed and accuracy tests. The top students in the country will be invited to a Final Competition in Los Angeles, California in June 2018. WCBVI will pay for up to two finalists (and one chaperone each) from Wisconsin to attend.

Visit the Braille Challenge website for sample tests, or for more information about the Regional and National competitions.

Background Checks: All adults who will be on our campus for these events must, by state law, pass a criminal background check. If you do not complete and pass a background check, you will not be able to stay on campus. These take at least three weeks, so it is very important to submit the paperwork in a timely manner.

WCBVI Contact Person:

David Hyde
Professional Development Coordinator
(608) 758-6152
1-866-284-1107 x6152