Register by Feb. 3 for 2012 Braille Challenge

Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired will host the 2012 Northern California Braille Challenge in collaboration with LightHouse for the Blind, California School for the Blind and Society for the Blind.

Braille Challenge is an academic contest for school-age youth in grades 1 to 12 who read Braille. It serves to encourage blind children of all ages to fine-tune their braille skills, which are essential to their academic and employment success in the sighted world. This is the only national academic competition for blind students in the United States and is a program of the Braille Institute of America.

WHEN: Saturday, March 3, 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Santa Clara Valley Blind Center, 101 North Bascom Ave., San Jose, CA 95128
EVENT CONTACT PERSON: Alice McGrath,, 650-858-0202, ext. 130
HOW TO REGISTER: Download and complete the registration form and send to:

Vista Center
Attn: Alice McGrath
2470 El Camino Real, Ste. 107
Palo Alto CA  94306
Fax: 650-858-0214

Registration forms are due Feb. 3, 2012.

Teachers for the visually impaired, transcribers and braillists are needed to serve as proctors and scorers for this exciting event. Contact Alice McGrath to sign up.

For more information about the Braille Challenge, go to