A young man competes in one of the challenges at the Ohio Regional Braille Challenge in 2019.Save the date for the 2020 Ohio Regional Braille Challenge: Thursday, February 27, 2020 at the Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. More details to be released soon.

Clovernook Center is honored to host the Ohio Regional Braille Challenge, part of the Braille Challenge, a national program of the Braille Institute. The National Braille Challenge inspires children in first grade through high school to embrace and excel in braille reading and writing skills. Children that may be new to braille or not competition-ready can also benefit from being part of the Challenge activities, thanks to Clovernook’s Braille Explorers category.

Young students participate in the Ohio Regional Braille Challenge braille explorers activities with volunteers.

Students in grades 1-12 from across Ohio compete in a series of five skills contests demonstrating braille reading and comprehension, speed and accuracy, spelling, proofreading and tactile graphics.

Clovernook’s Braille Explorers category is designed for children who need a little motivation to prepare for the competition level in the future while allowing them to experience the fun and excitement of the day. Children in this category will use modified activities in reading and writing to show early braille students how braille can be a hero for us, and more importantly, how the use of braille makes each of us into a superhero.

Sponsorship opportunities available

Opportunities for sponsorship of the 2020 Ohio Regional Braille Challenge are now available. To view sponsorship levels and benefits, please click here. To learn more or to select your sponsorship, please contact Rhonda Curtis, Donor Advancement Officer at (513) 728-6288 or RCurtis@clovernook.org.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Ohio Regional Braille Challenge!