Resource Documents

Here you will find all of the necessary Braille Challenge forms and information to get started. If you would like additional information or if you have questions regarding any of the forms, deadlines or other information, please contact Matthew Beckwith at 323-210-2593 or mjbeckwith@brailleinstitute.org.


Braille Challenge Resource List

The Braille Challenge is designed to set a high standard of achievement for braille students. Like any discipline, braille proficiency takes study and practice. If you are looking for more ways to challenge yourself throughout the year, check out this list of resources that may help you hone your braille skills.

2021 Pandemic Supplemental Handbook
Agencies who host a regional Braille Challenge are given a handbook with detailed instructions on how to plan their own event. The 2021 Pandemic Supplemental Handbook outlines modified program delivery options in response to COVID-19 and its varying health restrictions.
Uploaded 10/5/2020.

Collateral Order Form
The Collateral Order Form is a document to be completed by Regional Coordinators that the Braille Institute team uses to create regional program documents.
Uploaded 10/5/2020.

2021 Regional Order Form
Uploaded 12/17/2020.

Official Braille Challenge Handbook 2021 (PDF)
Official Braille Challenge Handbook 2021 (Word with graphics)
Agencies who host a regional Braille Challenge are given a handbook with detailed instructions on how to plan their own event. All artwork, forms and the contests themselves are provided by Braille Institute at no charge. Any agency interested in hosting a Regional Event in their area should contact Matthew Beckwith at 323-210-2593 or mjbeckwith@brailleinstitute.org. Uploaded 12/17/2020.

Instructions for Updating Student Registration Log and Scoring Grid 2021 (Excel)
All Regional Coordinators will be sent an electronic Registration Log template in Excel that includes students who have participated in their region in past years. Please update and add new contestants, then return your updated log within a week of your event. This document includes instructions on how to fill out this sheet. If you have questions, please contact Matthew Beckwith at 323-210-2593 or mjbeckwith@brailleinstitute.org. Uploaded 12/17/2020.

Scoring Grid for Regional Events 2021 (Excel)
Uploaded 1/22/2021.

Proctor Guidelines 2021 (Word with graphics)
Uploaded 12/17/2020.

Proctor Guidelines 2020 (B2K)
Uploaded 12/17/2020.

Contest Face Sheet & Examples 2021 (PDF)
Uploaded 12/17/2020.

Contest Face Sheet Fillable 2020 (PDF)
Uploaded 12/18/2019.

Permission Form (generic) 2020 (PDF with graphics)
Spanish Permission Form (generic) 2020 (PDF with graphics)
Hard copy of the parent/guardian permission forms will be sent with the requested contests to the teachers who are administering individual contests in January. You may also download it here. A parent/guardian Permission Form must be signed by a parent or guardian and attached to the student’s completed contest when they are returned by mail to Braille Institute. Regional Coordinators: Please contact Matthew Beckwith at 323-210-2593 or mjbeckwith@brailleinstitute.org for a customized permission form for your event. Uploaded 12/18/2019.

Sample Contest for Training DVD 2012 (brf)
BRF version updated 12/2/2012.

Sample Contest for Training DVD – Answers 2012 (brf)
BRF version updated 12/2/2012.

Use of Digital Players for Speed and Accuracy Contest (PDF with graphics)
The Braille Challenge® Speed and Accuracy Contests are distributed as MP3 files on SD cards, to be played on one of two approved audio players. Updated 12/17/2020.

Guidelines for Scoring Room Administrators 2021 (Word with graphics)
Docx version for Regional Preliminary Events 2021. Uploaded 12/17/2020.

Guidelines for Scoring Room Administrators 2021 (B2K)
BRF version for Regional Preliminary Events 2021. Uploaded 12/17/2020.

Scoring Guidelines 2021 (Word with graphics)
Uploaded 12/17/2020.

Scoring Guidelines 2021 (B2K)
Uploaded 12/17/2020.