NYC Department Of Education

Braille Challenge 2018

It's almost time for the 3rd Annual NYC Braille Challenge!

What is the Braille Challenge?

The Braille Challenge® is a national program of the Braille Institute® hosted by regional schools and agencies that serve children who are blind and visually impaired. It is the only national braille literacy competition of its kind in the country, and is specifically designed to challenge and reward students who are blind for their study of braille. The categories of the competition include reading comprehension, writing speed and accuracy, proofreading, spelling, and reading tactile charts and graphs. Braille literacy is an essential component of our students' academic and future success. This year we hope to send our finalists to the national Braille Challenge in Los Angeles, CA!

Educational Vision Services (EVS) is currently planning the 3rd Annual NYC Braille Challenge. EVS is an organization within the New York City Department of Education employing teachers of the visually impaired, orientation and mobility specialists, and paraprofessionals. EVS supports students who are blind and visually impaired from ages 5 to 21 throughout the five boroughs.

Go Fund Us!

We have a GoFundMe page! The funds from the GoFundMe fundraiser will support the event and provide stipends for any students who go to finals in California.


National Sponsors:

- Humanware™

- National Braille Press

- Seedlings Braille Books For Children

- Lighthouse Guild

Local Sponsors:

- Materials for the Arts

- NYC DOE District 75

- Queens Pride Lions Club

- Target

- United Federation of Teachers (UFT)