Thursday, February 27, 2020
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
1430 Confederate Avenue
Columbia, SC 29201
Due to the threat of severe weather in the upstate,
the Braille Challenge has been postponed to February 27.
The South Carolina Commission for the Blind will host the Braille Challenge on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 9:00 am at the SC Commission for the Blind Columbia Campus.
The Braille Challenge is the only academic competition of its kind in North America for students who are blind or visually impaired. Braille Institute developed the Braille Challenge to motivate students to practice and hone their braille literacy skills, which are essential to academic and employment success.
Any blind or visually impaired student in grades 1 – 12 who can read and write braille is eligible to participate in the Braille Challenge. All Contestants are divided into five categories and tested on fundamental braille skills such as reading comprehension, spelling, speed and accuracy, proofreading, and charts and graphs. Contests are proctored by volunteer Teachers of the Visually Impaired and scored locally by volunteer transcribers, based on national guidelines.
All students can compete in the preliminary Braille Challenge events, which are held from January through the end of March throughout the United States and Canada, but only the top 50 students (10 in each category) with the highest scores are invited to Los Angeles for the final round – two days of competition, camaraderie and fun!
For more information call 888-335-5951 or Jodi Floyd, SC School for the Deaf and Blind, at 888-447-2732.