Braille Challenge Updates

COVID-19: Braille Institute is offering high quality in-person and virtual programming options to best meet specific health and safety needs for you and your region.

Braille Challenge 2021: Registration is happening now!  Find a regional event near you.

2021 Braille Challenge Finals: Check out the timeline and line-up of exciting activities for the 2021 virtual Finals!

TVIs Proctor Students: If you have a student who reads and writes braille, they are eligible to participate in the Braille Challenge! You can proctor the exam for your student.

Braille Challenge is the only academic competition of its kind held in January through March each year in North America for students who are blind or visually impaired. Braille Institute developed Braille Challenge to motivate students to practice and hone their braille literacy skills, which are essential to academic and employment success. Learn more…

List of Regional Events
Contestants on the Braille Challenge Finals stage

Winners & Finalists

Congrats to all of our winners and finalists from the regional Braille Challenges nationwide!

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Jonathan Hooper, 2020 Teacher of the Year

Teacher of the Year

The Teacher of the Year for Excellence in Braille Instruction Award is an opportunity for all Teachers of the Visually Impaired (TVIs) to be recognized nationally. Nominate a teacher for the 2021 Award now!

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Freshmen contestants and chaperones parade into the competition

Regional Braille Challenges

Find all of the resources you need for your regional qualifying challenge!

Find a Regional Challenge

Host a Regional Challenge

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Braille Challenge alumni

Alumni Network

The Alumni Network advocates for braille literacy and builds a support network for Braille Challenge past contestants. Join the Alumni Network today!

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2021 Sponsors
Seedlings Braille Books for Children