The Colorado Center for the Blind hosted a Braille Challenge on January 23rd as part of the larger 2020 National Braille Challenge that culminates with finals in Los Angeles this June. Two students from LPS schools competed, Caroline from Sandburg Elementary and Belina from Centennial Academy of Fine Arts Education, and were featured in a Channel 4 KNBC feature story about the event.
Students are tested on fundamental Braille skills like reading, spelling, speed, accuracy, as well as charts and graphs. “Braille is key to literacy for blind folks,” Dan Burke, spokesperson for the Colorado Center for the Blind, explained. “It is the most effective and efficient way for blind people to read, just like sighted people read.”
Watch the story on CBS: Students Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired Compete In Braille Challenge