2018 Braille Challenge

2018 Braille Challenge Gallery

The 10th Annual Indiana Regional Braille Challenge 2018, A Decade of Braille: A Black Tie Affair was held at the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired on Saturday, February 3, 2018. Competitors and their families experienced an exciting day of competition and family activities geared toward our theme as well as a family banquet that evening.

Congratulations to all of our participants and this year’s Braille Challenge winners



1st Place: Mitchell Bridwell
2nd Place: Marie Villaneda
3rd Place: Jessica Vaughan

Junior Varsity

1st Place: Kaitlyn Overshiner
2nd Place: Drew Meece
3rd Place: Jacob Rawson


1st Place: Ian Receveur
2nd Place: Kylah Cook
3rd Place: Mattix Garrett


1st Place: Kaylei Carie
2nd Place: May Resendiz
3rd Place: Matthias Vescelus

The Braille Challenge, an event of the Braille Institute of America, is the only national reading and writing contest in braille for students who are blind and visually impaired. Contests include reading comprehension, braille speed and accuracy, proofreading, spelling and reading tactile charts and graphs. 60 national contestants, representing the 12 top-ranking scores from each of the 5 age groups (grades 1-12), are invited to the finals in Los Angeles, California based on regional preliminaries. More than 1100 school-age students across the country participate in the preliminary contests.

To learn more about the Braille Institute Braille Challenge, visit http://www.brailleinstitute.org/braille-challenge-homepage.html.