Central California Braille Challenge!

     Saturday, February 10 from 8:30 A.M. to 4 P.M.

Resource Fair 11 A.M. to 4 P.M.

Location: Fresno Pacific University (BC Lounge)
1717 S Chestnut Ave, Fresno, CA 93702

Registration has ended, but you can still RSVP to attend our lunch and resource fair! 

Braille Learners who are blind or have low vision are invited to participate in the first Central California Braille Challenge in Fresno on February 10th. This is a great opportunity for students in grades 1-12 across the Central Valley to show off their Braille skills and possibly qualify for nationals. Breakfast and lunch (at noon) will be provided. Students who are blind or have low vision and their families are also welcome to attend our resource fair starting at 11 AM. We’ll have resource tables, panels, presentations, and a door prize! We hope you can join us to celebrate braille and to learn more about the opportunities available to students who are blind or have low vision. 

The levels for the Braille Challenge are:

  • Apprentice: Grade 1 & 2 (contracted or uncontracted)
  • Freshman: Grade 3 & 4
  • Sophomore: Grade 5 & 6
  • Junior Varsity: Grade 7–9
  • Varsity Grade: 10–12 
  • Rookie: Grades 3-12 students learning Braille below their grade level

You can learn more about the Braille Challenge at https://brailleinstitute.org/braille-challenge/about 

Help spread the word and forward these links to parents and TVIs with students who would like to participate! Please help students register using the links below. Two forms per student- one completed by a parent or guardian and one by a teacher.

You can access practice tests at https://brailleinstitute.org/braille-challenge-archive/sample-contests


Students are encouraged to bring their manual Braille Writer (Perkins). We also encourage Sophomore, JV, and Varsity Level students to bring their own digital player (VictorReader Stream or Book Port Plus) and compatible headphones/earbuds for the Speed and Accuracy Tests.

For any questions about our event or to submit the completed registration, please email our Regional Coordinator, Citlali Medina at cmedina@myvcb.org

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