School age braille readers in Idaho will participate in the regional Braille Challenge competitions to be held at Gooding, Idaho Falls, and Treasure Valley testing sites. The Braille Challenge®, in its 17th year nationally, is the only reading and writing contest in braille for school age students who are braille users. There are over 1,100 students who participate in the academic competition across North America. The Braille Challenge tests braille skills in five categories: reading comprehension, braille spelling, chart and graph reading, proofreading and braille speed and accuracy. Braille Institute then brings 50 students with the highest scores per age category, from across North America to an annual daylong finals competition in June.

Testing Dates and Cities

  • Thursday, March 2, 2017 in Gooding, ID
  • Saturday, March 4, 2017 in Idaho Falls, ID
  • Saturday, March 4, 2017 in Meridian, ID