The Louisiana Center for the Blind is excited to announce that we are
partnering with the Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired (LSVI)
who will be hosting a Braille Challenge regional event on Wednesday,
February 24, 2010 on the LSVI/LSD campus located at 2888 Brightside
Drive in Baton Rouge. The event is slated to begin at 9:00 a.m. and
conclude at approximately 3:00 p.m. The Braille Challenge consists of a
series of tests designed to evaluate one's proficiency in interpreting
and utilizing the literary Braille code.
Students in grades 1-12 are eligible to participate in the event. Please
visit http://www.braillechallenge.org/ for more comprehensive information about
the contest (i.e., sample tests etc).
Though the thought of taking Braille exams may seem less than enjoyable
to students, it should be noted that they are eligible to receive some
nice prizes, and that for students who do extremely well, there is a
chance to go to Los Angeles to take part in the Braille Challenge finals
in the summer. Louisiana has sent students to L.A. in the recent past,
and we hope to do so again this year.
For questions, or to sign your student up for the Challenge, please
contact Phil Templet at LSVI via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to
see you and your student in Baton Rouge for a day of fun and
Eric Guillory, Director of Youth Services
Louisiana Center for the Blind
101 South Trenton Street
Ruston, LA 71270