It’s time to start reading! The reading period for the annual Braille Readers Are Leaders K-12 Contest begins November 1. If you haven’t had a chance to register for the contest, it’s not too late! You can register at www.braillereadersareleaders.
The contest is for k-12 students who are independent Braille readers. There are many levels of participation, from beginning Braille readers to the more advanced. Participants read for prizes, practice, and pleasure. Whether you love the competition, or are spurred on simply because it’s a great way to promote and refine your Braille skills, this contest is for you.
Purpose: The mission of the Braille Readers Are Leaders K-12 Contest is to motivate children to read Braille regularly and frequently because:
Categories: There are six categories: grades K-1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12, and Print-to-Braille. The Print-to-Braille category is for former or current print readers who have just begun to read Braille independently. This includes formerly sighted children who became blind after mastering print or partially sighted print readers who are learning Braille while they continue to read some print. Children who began to learn to read Braille at the same time as sighted peers typically learn to read print (kindergarten or first grade) are not eligible for this category.