Saturday February 29th, 2020
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 including braille reading and comprehension, speed and accuracy, spelling, proofreading, and tactile graphics. The challenge this year will have students leaping into literacy on leap day, Saturday, February 29th, 2020 at the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Headquarters in San Francisco.
Who: Youth from Northern California in grades 1-12
What: Leaping into Literacy the 2020 Northern California Regional Braille Challenge
When: From 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, February 29th, 2020
Where: On the 10th floor of the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Headquarters located at 1155 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94103
Registration Deadline: January 31st, 2020
To register as a participant, to sign up as a proctor, or for general information about the event: contact Jamey Gump, Youth Services Coordinator at the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (415) 694-7372. Score keepers please contact, Alice Turner by email at email@example.com and by phone at 650-858-0202 extension 130.
This year's 2020 Northern California Braille Challenge will be hosted by the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, in collaboration with Vista Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired, California School for the Blind, and Braille Institute of America.
Link to the Braille Challenge website - Summary of last year’s Braille Challenge event .
- Community Advisory Committee Meeting (CAC)
February 19th, 2020 at 10:00am
- Braille Challenge
February 29th, 2020
- Short Course: UEB and Refreshable Braille
March 2nd to March 6th, 2020
- CSB Braille Bee
March 5th, 2020 at 12:30pm
- CSB Group Tour
March 6th, 2020 at 1:00pm and April 21st, 2020 at 1:30pm