Colorado Center for the Blind, located in Littleton and founded in 1988 hosted the Braille Challenge for the fifth year on Thursday, Jan 23, 2020. The contest is for students who are blind and visually impaired.
Students are tested on fundamental Braille skills like reading, spelling, speed, accuracy, as well as charts and graphs. “Braille is key to literacy for blind folks,” Dan Burke, spokesperson for the Colorado Center for the Blind, explained. “It is the most effective and efficient way for blind people to read, just like sighted people read.” The top finishers of the competition have a chance to advance to the 2020 National Braille Challenge in Los Angeles in June.