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young visually impaired girl using braille machine

It’s Time for
Braille Challenge 2023


It’s Time for
Braille Challenge 2023

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Braille Challenge 2023 – Top 50 Finalists Announced!

The twenty-third Braille Challenge Finalists have been announced here. Congratulations!! We couldn’t be more excited to share the news.

Each year, we have the honor of highlighting and celebrating youth from all over North America and the United Kingdom in their quest to pursue braille literacy. Regionals wrapped for over 800 youth, scoring was completed and the list of Finalists has been announced where the top scoring 50 youth who are blind or visually impaired will now gear up to travel to Los Angeles to compete in the The Braille Challenge Finals in June.

Be sure to check back for the Finals Awards Ceremony live stream link planned for June 24, at 6 pm PT, from the University of Southern California.

We view braille literacy as a critical educational journey and also celebrate the parents, educators, transcribers and supporters who make up the Braille Challenge community.

Check out our Finals 2023 page for the week’s lineup!

Best wishes to all who sought the challenge, especially the 2023 Braille Challenge Finalists!

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…


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