Braille Works Congratulates the 2015 National Braille Challenge Participants

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Image displaying the words 15th anniversary Braille Challenge and six colored dots representing a braille cell.The Braille Institute of America hosted the 2015 National Braille Challenge ® 60 winners from across the U.S. and Canada, on June 20, 2015.  The Braille Challenge® allows students to highlight their Braille skills in the following areas: reading comprehension, typing speed and accuracy, proofreading, spelling and reading tactile charts and graphs.  The competition was held in Los Angeles, California.

Braille Works is honored to be a Regional Sponsor of the Florida Braille Challenge.  One of the Florida participants, Kate Antolak of Venice, earned the NBC4 Braille Superstar Award for Excellence in Reading Comprehension.  Kate is a student at Venice High School.  She has been reading Braille since she was 3-years old and has been participating in The Braille Challenge® for 7-years.

Image of the five Braille Challenge winners standing with event organizers in front of a Braille Institute backdrop.

We believe Braille literacy is the route to independence, success and employment for persons who are blind.  Programs like The Braille Challenge® motivate students who are blind, in a fun and rewarding manner.  Volunteers and sponsors make the program successful.  Please consider being a sponsor and/or a volunteer at a Braille Challenge® competition in your area.  For more information please visit the Braille Challenge® homepage or the Braille Institute of America.

Braille Works would like to congratulate all of the finalists in the 2015 Braille Challenge®!

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