National Braille Test to be Held at the LightHouse

The National Literary Braille Competency Test will be administered by the National Blindness Professional Certification Board on Thursday, October 13, 2011, at the LightHouse for the Blind, 214 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco.

The test is used to measure the level of a person’s ability to read and write contracted literary braille. Candidates who fulfill all application requirements and successfully pass the test are awarded National Certification in Literary Braille. Although the test can be taken by anyone, it is intended primarily for teachers of braille and future teachers of braille.

Please go to for more information about the exam (including preparation materials) and to register. Deadline for registration is September 30. You may also contact the National NCLB Test Coordinator, Deja Powell, at or 318-257-2029 with any questions.