Welcome to the BC Regional Braille Challenge!

Photo shows sitting at a braillewriter with a cartoon hat, sun, and sandcastle superimposed.

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 2020 BC Regional Braille Challenge is on Friday, February 21, 2020Photo shows a student sitting at a braillewriter with a cartoon hat, seagull, and glass of lemonade superimposed.

As much fun as a day at the beach!
Register Now! (PDF linked)  - form due by January 10, 2020. 

After snow on the day of the last two British Columbia Regional Braille Challenges, we're thinking warm thoughts and having our first-ever themed event......and it's a Beach Day! We'll have activities, snacks, and good vibes that will make it feel like a day in the sun, in February. Join us at the Neville Scarfe Building at the University of British Columbia (see map)! More updates will be posted on this page as they become available. 

Foundational Category 

BC Regional Braille Challenge logoIn 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

Link to photos from the 2018 BC Regional Braille Challenge

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