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KSSB welcomes ALL students and families regardless of their braille reading/writing skills to join us. The 2023 in-person braille events will include both a competitive Braille Challenge and a noncompetitive Braille Celebration event.

logo for Braille Challenge, each braille cell is a different color

Braille Challenge (competitive) on February 17 & March 4, 2023 (click to expand)

  • This is the competitive braille event.
  • Our Regional Braille Challenge events will be held in two locations on February 17 (Kansas City, Kansas) & March 4 (Maize, Kansas). Please register for one regional location by checking the correct box on the registration form.
  • If you have not registered for the Braille Challenge, click here to register!

    • New registrations must be submitted by December 20, 2022 with parent/guardian signature

    • Contests/materials will be in UEB braille format.

    • Please upload the registration forms directly to the Google form.

    • Here is a link to sample contests.
  • Either a parent or TSVI can register a participant.  
    • The Braille Institute requires a parent signature on the registration form for participants to be eligible for national competition.

    • TSVIs, if your student is below grade level in braille reading, but would still like to participate in the competitive event at a lower grade level, please be sure to mark the appropriate category on the registration form. Ex: If a student is in 5th grade, but taking the 1st grade test, mark the Apprentice box on form.

    • The Kansas Regional Braille Challenge coordinator will submit all tests to the Braille Institute in California. Participants eligible for the in-person national competition (June 2023) will be notified by the Braille Institute when the finalists are announced (around May 1, 2023). 

    • More information about the Braille Institute and the Braille Challenge can be found here.

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Winter Wonderland Braille Celebration (non-competitive) on February 17 & March 4, 2023 (click to expand)

  • This is the noncompetitive event. Our Regional Braille Challenge events will be held in two locations on February 17 (Kansas City, Kansas) & March 4 (Maize, Kansas). Please register for one regional location by checking the correct box on the registration form.
  • Registration for this event is here.
  • Activities planned for 2023 include:

    • Spelling/Editing
    • Charts, Graphs & Graphics
    • Maker Space/STEM Activity
    • Culinary Arts/Braille Recipes
    • O&M Activities (Trivia, Maps, Wayfinding, Scavenger Hunt)
    • Music/Listening Skills

SPONSORS - WE THANK YOU!

We warmly and gratefully thank our sponsors!

Humanware

Seedlings Braille Books for Children

National Braille Press

KC Blind All-Stars

Envision, Inc. – Wichita, KS

Maize South Middle School Maize, KS

Kansas Lions Sight Foundation

Hallmark

Bank of Labor

UMB

Alphapointe – Kansas City, MO

Contact

If you have any questions related to registration or would like to make a donation or volunteer for this unique Signature Event please contact: Aundrayah Shermer, Director of Field Services at ashermer@kssdb.orgcreate new email or 913-305-3016.

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