Tag: Braille Challenge

  • The #Braille Blizzard Challenge in Littleton!

    The #Braille Blizzard Challenge in Littleton!

    We hosted the Braille Challenge today, referred to as the “Braille Blizzard Challenge” by the seven Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) staff members who drove north  in the storm, sometimes at 25 MPH or slower.  It was also slow going for participants, teachers and parents who came from as far away as Dillon and Fairplay.  It even took as long as 90 minutes to get to Littleton from Aurora as wind and snow swirled across the Metro area this morning, beginning about 8 a.m.

    There were 14  participants in the Braille Challenge hosted here today, and there were 25 in Colorado Springs last Thursday at CSDB. … Read the rest “The #Braille Blizzard Challenge in Littleton!”

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  • Blowing off Steam After Competing in the Braille Challenge CSDBBulldogs

    Blowing off Steam After Competing in the Braille Challenge CSDBBulldogs

    A student in sleepshades prepares to make a throw iwht the goal ball

    After spending much of the day in their chairs, giving their best in various Braille skills as part of the 2018 Braille Challenge, participants in the Metro area competition found goal ball the perfect way to unwind.

    It’s the third year we’ve hosted the event for Metro-area kids, which is organized in Colorado by the colorado school for the deaf and the blind. Students scores on reading, writing and more are collected regionally and given rankings, then compared to scores across the country. Eventually, the Braille Institute in Los Angeles will bring the most competitive students there for a final competition.… Read the rest “Blowing off Steam After Competing in the Braille Challenge CSDBBulldogs”

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  • Braille Challenge at CCB February 5

    Braille Challenge at CCB February 5

    (Editor’s Note: We are delighted to be partnering with the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind on this year’s Braille Challenge, a nationwide competition sponsored by the Braille Institute. It’s the first time that a test site has been located in the Denver Metro area. Below is the press release.) We’re all going to have a great time with Braille!

    Braille Competition to Test Skills of Metro Kids:</h2

    CCB Partners with CSDB to Host Nationwide Program

    Contact: CSDB: Diane Covington, dcovington@csdb.org or 719-661-0941
    CCB: Brent Batron, bbatron@cocenter.org or 303-778-1130 x222

    Littleton – More than 20 students from across the state who are blind and visually impaired will test their Braille skills in an academic competition unlike any other at the Colorado Center for the Blind in Littleton on Thursday, February 5.… Read the rest “Braille Challenge at CCB February 5”

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