BrailleFest is an annual event that is hosted by the Wisconsin School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Students who are blind and visually impaired come from all around the state of Wisconsin to participate in sensory, pre-braille, and braille activities. BrailleFest consists of specially designed games that enable students to demonstrate their braille-related skills.
This is a fun event where students compete both in teams and individually in games such as Relay Race, Human Braille Cell, The Big Game, Top Dot and Braille Jeopardy. Students receive medals and prizes. Each student will receive a special BrailleFest t-shirt.
Students will also have the opportunity to learn from WCBVI’s outstanding staff, as well as to share experiences with other students from all over Wisconsin. 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.
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.
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.