2020 Iowa Regional Braille Challenge

The Iowa Department for the Blind will host its 14th Regional Braille Challenge on February 29, 2020 from 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

What is the Braille Challenge? It’s an event that hosts blind students ages 6-19 to test their braille skills in five categories: reading comprehension, braille spelling, chart and graph reading, proofreading and braille speed and accuracy. All you have to do is contact Karen Cunningham at 515-452-1339 or email karen.cunningham@blind.state.ia.us to sign up!  Check out our Braille Challenge page for more information.

The Braille Challenge® is sponsored by the Braille Institute. The top 50 students in the nation with the highest scores are invited to Los Angeles in June for the final round – two days of competition, camaraderie and fun!
For those students that are not participating in the Braille Challenge, come join us for the Mini Braille Challenge.

What is the Mini Braille Challenge? An introduction to the braille alphabet and numbers with fun, hands-on activities centered on braille. The Mini Braille Challenge will be held from 12:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m. To sign up, contact Denise Bean at 515-452-1338 or email denise.bean@blind.state.ia.us!  check out our Mini Braille Challenge page for more information.

We don’t want to leave anyone out! This is a family event! Parents and siblings are welcome to attend and join in on the fun! In addition, we are hosting a STEM Fest this year from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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