This contest is a great way to motivate new Braille learners. LightHouse staff Lisamaria Martinez won first prize when she was seven years old for reading 2,081 Braille pages in 3 months! Even with the explosion of digital reader options like Victor Stream and Book Sense, Lisamaria says, “Braille is still my favorite way to read!”
This fall there will be some new additions to the NFB’s wonderful Braille Readers are Leaders program. For starters, we are going to be expanding the program to include some new categories. New categories will include competitions for :
**Teens–beginner, intermediate, and advanced readers
**Adults–beginner, intermediate, and advanced readers
And so much more!
Don’t worry though. we’re still keeping the original Braille Readers are Leaders that we all know and love; but, we will be adding some new components to that as well. The program is slated to kick off in November with these new additions, so start brushing up on your contractions and warming up those fingers! Please stay tooned for more details as they develop.