Welcome to the BC Regional Braille Challenge!
This is the official page for the British Columbia Regional Braille Challenge. The BC Regional Braille Challenge is sponsored by PRCVI and hosted by faculty in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education at the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia.
The Braille Challenge is an international braille reading and writing competition for students with visual impairments. Students compete individually or at regional events located across Canada and the United States.
The 2019 BC Regional Braille Challenge was Friday, February 22
Despite a snowy start to the day, 22 students, their educational teams, and families gathered for a day filled with fun with friends, pizza, reading & writing challenges, accessible coding activities, and tactile Twister! The day was a quintessential celebration of braille and what it means for access to literacy for students with visual impairments.
This year's event featured several new participants, many of whom competed in the Foundational Flyers group (see below). Other students participated remotely from all corners of the province!
In addition to the five standard competition categories, the BC Regional Braille Challenge invites students who are using braille at more foundational/functional levels to participate in the Foundational Category. Foundational materials are created in consultation with the student's Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments to ensure that the event is fun, meaningful, and challenging for each student. When registering a student for the Foundational Category, please indicate clearly on the registration form. Our content development team will be in touch for more information on the student's literacy profile and preferred content.
Photos from the 2019 BC Regional Braille Challenge