Braille Challenge

2024 Northern California Regional Braille Challenge.

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Each year blind and low vision students, families, teachers, and community members from all over northern California gather for a day dedicated to Braille Literacy. This gathering will have blind and low vision youth demonstrate their braille skills in a series of contest ranging from braille reading and comprehension, speed and accuracy, spelling, proofreading, and even tactile graphics. The Challenge begins at 8:30AM, Saturday, March 2, 2024, at the California School for the Blind.

This year, we are thrilled to introduce an inclusive initiative allowing students to test at a level matching their skills without competing for nationals. Our aim is to ensure every Braille enthusiast can engage, no matter their grade level. The event will showcase challenges reflecting Braille proficiency, emphasizing inclusivity and accessibility. Whether participating or supporting, expect a day brimming with inspiration, unity, and honoring the remarkable talents in the Braille community. Don't miss this opportunity to join a uplifting and educational event where Braille shines brightly!

This event will include diverse vendors and workshops tailored to parents seeking insights and resources. Explore an array of vendor booths showcasing innovative tools for the visually impaired, and participate in workshops designed to empower parents with crucial skills. Attend workshops led by experts offering guidance on your child's educational journey.


The braille challenge is the only academic competition of its kind in North America for students who are blind or visually impaired. Any student grades 1-12 who can read and write braille is eligible to participate.

All students residing in Northern California can compete in the regional challenge. Regional events will be held throughout the United States and Canada. Only the top 50 students with the highest scores will qualify for the Braille Challenge Finals.


Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 8:30AM to 4:00PM PST.


California School for the Blind

500 Walnut Ave.
Fremont, CA, 94536

Celebration and Awards

Upon completion the test will be scored. Awards will be given to those who come in first, second, and third place.


Contact: For any questions please contact Delainey Landreth, event coordinator, at or by phone at (510) 936-5511.

Please take this opportunity to celebrate braille with your students in 2024. Join the Braille Challenge today.

The challenge is sponsored by California School for the Blind, San Francisco Lighthouse, Vista Center, and Wayfinder.

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