The Braille Challenge is the only academic competition of its kind in North America for students who are blind or low vision. Braille Institute developed the Braille Challenge to motivate students to practice and hone their braille literacy skills, which are essential to academic and employment success.
Braille Challenge participants tested both remotely during the month of February and at the the in-person Iowa Regional Braille Challenge held on Saturday, February 26th at the Iowa Department for the Blind.
Thank you to our students, proctors and parents for making the 2022 Iowa Regional Braille Challenge such a great success!
Check out our 2022 Braille Challenge Page
The Magic of Braille T-Shirts are still available until Friday, March 4!
To help us celebrate the 2022 Iowa Regional Braille Challenge and Braille literacy, we are pleased to work with local, small business The Side Garage this year for the Braille Challenge t-shirt. The theme for 2022 is The Magic of Braille.
All shirts are crew neck and short sleeved. Shirts are heather black with gold lettering. The front of the t-shirt says in print: The Magic of Braille, with a graphic of a cauldron with books piled on top surrounded by stars. The back of the t-shirt says, The Magic of Braille, in Braille. All sizing is unisex and all shirts are $20.00. The t-shirts will be mailed directly to you.
All proceeds from the t-shirt sales will benefit the Friends of the Iowa Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped and future Braille Challenges.