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May the Braille Be With You - 2017 Braille Challenge

On Saturday, January 28th blind and low vision youth in grades 1-12 from Iowa gathered at the Iowa Department for the Blind (IDB) in Des Moines to compete in the 2017 Iowa Regional Braille Challenge.  The annual event, sponsored by the Iowa Educational Services for Blind and Visually Impaired and the Iowa Department for the Blind focused on a star wars theme "May the Braille Be With You."

Throughout the day, students competed in the categories of: Braille reading and comprehension, speed and accuracy, spelling, proofreading and tactile graphics, with hopes of an invitation to the national challenge next summer in Los Angeles, California. 

Todd's Braille Challenge song


Results of the Iowa Regional competition

Rookie Group

1. Emily B 

2. Bailey M

3. Katie L

Apprentice Group (Grades 1-2)

1. Tayler S

Freshman Group (Grades 3-4)

1. Emily G

2. Zach N

3. Kayla B

Sophomore Group (Grades 5-6)

1. Jacob L

2. Lydia G

3. Brogan M

Junior Varsity (Grades 7-9)

1. Shae C

2. Angela W

Varsity (Grades 10-12)

1. Sawyer D

2. Jose U

3. Drew R

Congratulations to all of the Iowa winners!


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