Compete in the Northern California Regional Braille Challenge on March 1

When: Saturday, March 1, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: LightHouse San Francisco Headquarters

Deadline to register is Friday, February 7.

Northern California’s blind and low vision youth in grades 1-12 are invited to compete in a series of braille skills challenges demonstrating braille reading and comprehension; speed and accuracy; spelling; proofreading and tactile graphics. Awards will be presented to the top three participants within each of the five grade level groups. Everyone who competes is recognized. Winners may qualify to compete in the 2014 National Braille Challenge to be held at Braille Institute in Los Angeles, CA.

Register with John Liang, LightHouse Director of Community Services, at jliang@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7334.

The Braille Challenge is a National Program of Braille Institute and is hosted by LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired (San Francisco), in collaboration with Vista Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired, California School for the Blind, and Braille Institute of America.

Volunteers Needed:
Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments, Transcribers and Braillists are needed to serve as Proctors and Scorers for this exciting event. Please contact Alice McGrath at amcgrath@vistacenter.org or 650-858-0202, ext. 130.

Young boy types diligently on a Perkins Brailler during the Braille Challenge

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