Braille Challenge

A National Program of the Braille Institute

Official logo of the Braille Institute's Braille Challenge program

2022 Northern CA Regional Braille Challenge

Join the 2022 Braille Challenge of Northern California. This year, the challenge will be hosted by our friends at the Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired on Saturday, March 5 from 9:00am to 4:00pm, located at 101 N. Bascom Avenue in San Jose, CA. Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments (TVI) have a unique opportunity to proctor their student's Braille Challenge.

What is the Braille Challenge?

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 virtual 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.

Contestants can sign up for the challenge on the Braille Challenge website External link opens in new window or tab.. Registration deadline is Monday, February 7, 2022.

When is the Braille Challenge?

Saturday, March 5, 2022 from 9:00am to 4:00pm PST.

Where is the Braille Challenge?

Vista Center
101 N. Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA

Celebration and Awards

Upon completion tests will be sent to California School for the Blind for scoring by the Transcribing Mariners. .


Permission Form: Please email Christina Tam at for a copy of the form.
Due date: February 7, 2022
Contact: For any questions please contact Angela Martyn, event coordinator, at or Christina Tam at

Please take this opportunity to celebrate braille with your students in 2022. Join the Braille Challenge today.

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

Link to the Braille Challenge website - Summary of 2022's Braille Challenge event External link opens in new window or tab..