Hosted by WCBVI Outreach, Wisconsin’s Regional Braille Challenge is a preliminary contest round and part of the National Braille Challenge sponsored by the Braille Institute of America in Los Angeles, CA.
Categories of Student Competition:
The contest is divided into five academic levels:
- Grades 1-2: Apprentice
- Grades 3-4: Freshman
- Grades 5-6: Sophomore
- Grades 7-9: Junior Varsity
- Grades 10-12: Varsity
Students will be scored on their performance in Braille Spelling, Reading Comprehension, Proofreading, Speed and Accuracy, Chart and Graph Reading. All contests will be in Unified English Braille (UEB). Sophomore, Junior Varsity and Varsity students will use the Victor Reader Stream for the speed and accuracy tests.
The top students in the country will be invited to a Final Competition in Los Angeles, California. WCBVI will pay for up to two finalists (and one chaperone each) from Wisconsin to attend.
Visit the Braille Challenge website for sample tests or for more information about the Regional and National competitions.
Each student must be accompanied by a chaperone who is at least 18 years old. Each parent or chaperone may be responsible for a maximum of three students.
Limited housing will be available on campus for students participating in both the BrailleFest and Braille Challenge events.
For more information:
All adults staying on the WCBVI campus must pass a criminal background check. These can take up to four weeks, so please submit the paperwork in a timely manner.
Transportation to and from the event in Janesville is the responsibility of the parents or chaperones.