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Braille Challenge is the only academic competition of its kind in North America for students who are blind or visually impaired. Braille Institute launched the first Braille Challenge in 2000 to motivate students to practice and hone their braille literacy skills, which are essential to academic and employment success.

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Braille Institute Names Winners of the 2023 Braille Challenge
1 Visually Impaired Children From U.S. and Canada Invited To Compete in the Only Academic Competition of Its Kind

Braille Institute Announces 2023 Teacher of the Year April Makley
Braille Institute has named April Makley as its 2023 “Teacher of the Year” for excellence in braille instruction.

Finalists Announced for 2023 Braille Challenge Finals
Braille Institute is proud to announce the 50 finalists for the 2023 Braille Challenge Finals competition. These competitors achieved the highest scores in the braille literacy testing competition, out of over 800 youth across the U.S., Canada, and U.K.

Braille Institute Names Winners of the 2022 Braille Challenge
Braille Institute announced the winners of the 2022 Braille Challenge this past Saturday at the Finals Award Ceremony held at the University of Southern California campus.

Braille Institute Announces 2022 Teacher of the Year Melinda Demaris
Braille Institute has named Melinda Demaris as its 2022 “Teacher of the Year” for excellence in braille instruction.

Finalists Announced for 2022 Braille Challenge Finals
Braille Institute is proud to announce the 50 finalists for the 2022 Braille Challenge Finals competition.

Finalists Announced for 2021 Braille Challenge Finals
Braille Institute is proud to announce the 50 finalists for the 2021 Braille Challenge Finals competition.

Braille Institute names Jonathan Hooper 2020 Teacher of the Year
New York City resident and Tennessee native recognized for exceptional work as a Teacher for the Visually Impaired

Braille Challenge 2020 Winners
Congratulations to the Winners of the 2021 Braille Challenge Finals!

Finalists Announced for 2020 Braille Challenge Finals
50 children who are blind and visually impaired selected to participate in competition that tests and promotes braille literacy.

2024 BRAILLE CHALLENGE FINALS SPONSORS

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Sponsor Logo - Waymo
Sponsor Logo - Sensee

Additional support provided by:

American Printing House for the Blind  |  HumanWare  |  Vispero