Welcome to the British Columbia Regional Braille Challenge!
This is the official page for the British Columbia Regional Braille Challenge. The BC Regional Braille Challenge is sponsored by PRCVI and hosted by faculty in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education at the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia.
The Braille Challenge is an international braille reading and writing competition for students with visual impairments. Students compete individually or at regional events located across Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.
BC Regional Braille Challenge 2023
The 2023 BC Regional Braille Challenge was in-person event on Friday, February 24, 2022 at the UBC Faculty of Education and a virtual option for students to participate in their home communities.
Our virtual closing ceremony for all participants was held on Friday, March 3, 2023.
The permission Form for 2024 BC Regional Braille Challenge will be available in November 2023.
We are back to an in-person event this year, while carrying forward what we learned while our event was held remotely. British Columbia is a large province and not all participants can journey to Vancouver for the in-person event. This year, in addition to an in-person option, students will be able to participate in their home communities via a hybrid option.
In addition to the five standard competition categories, the BC Regional Braille Challenge invites students who are using braille at more foundational/functional levels to participate in the Foundational Category. Foundational materials are created in consultation with the student's Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments to ensure that the event is fun, meaningful, and challenging for each student. When registering a student for the Foundational Category, please indicate clearly on the registration form. Our content development team will be in touch for more information on the student's literacy profile and preferred content.
Photos from the 2020 BC Regional Braille Challenge