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 additional information and to register for the Maryland Regional Braille Challenge, please visit our webpage at: https://sites.google.com/view/mdbraillechallenge/home
In celebration of the 75th anniversary, National Braille Association hosted its first-ever virtual conference the week of November 16-20th, 2020 absolutely free to any and all who wished to participate! With over 1,050 in attendance, 18 different workshops allowed participants had the opportunity to meet the presenters, lean new skills, or update existing skills over a 5-day period all for free! Six-Dot Solutions was one of the proud sponsors of this event. Please be sure to visit the National Braille Association if you'd like to become a member or make a donation to this amazing organization! www.nationalbraille.org
Do you need help with virtual learning for your visually impaired students? National Braille Association has made this webinar available for free to the public! Ca n you find something useful to take away from this? Help yourself!
Online Just Fine
Let’s take a look at remote learning. This webinar will provide resources for online learning platforms, and accessibility. Recorded on May 27, 2020
We've Gone Virtual!!
Did you hear the news? National Braille Association will be hosting the 2020 Professional Development Conference virtually. This year celebrates our 75th anniversary of providing continuing education to those who prepare braille and braille materials to persons who are visually impaired. There will be a full week of workshops, and no more than one workshop presented at a time. Attend one or attend all! Mark your calendars and save the date: November 16-20, 2020 And the best news is that it is open to all and totally free! To register and secure a seat, please visit https://www.nationalbraille.org/what-we-do/professional-development-conference/
We look forward to seeing you there!