2022 Iowa Regional Braille Challenge Reminder

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We are excited for this year’s Braille Challenge and have some exciting grant & activity opportunities.

2022 Iowa Regional Braille Challenge
Date:  Saturday, February 26, 2022 (snow date Saturday, March 5, 2022)
Where:  Iowa Department for the Blind, 524 Fourth Street, Des Moines, IA  50309
Theme: The Magic of Braille
Testing Remotely:  Students may test remotely with their TVI or paraeducator.  The remote testing window runs from February 1, 2022 – February 18, 2022
Registration DueTuesday, January 25

This year, we are offering:

Foundational Category

  • Opportunity for children to participate from any grade level, kindergarten through grade 12, and can be at any reading and writing level, or who are brand new to braille.

Parent/Guardian Letter – Foundational Category

Grants and Activities

  • Lodging at no cost at the Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel located less than two blocks from IDB for Friday and/or Saturday nights.
  • Travel reimbursement of $50.00 for families who live more than 50 miles from Des Moines.
  • Free parking during the Braille Challenge
  • Lunch for participants and their families
  • Sunday tickets to the Science Center of Iowa

Grant & Activity Registration Form – Due January 25, 2022

The 2022 Braille Challenge Page has been updated with the most up to date information and registration forms.

Watch for more blog posts and updates to the 2022 Braille Challenge Page for updates and information about how to order this year’s Iowa Braille Challenge t-shirt.

Questions? Contact Karen Cunningham, 515-452-1339, karen.cunningham@blind.sate.ia.us

Last Minute Braille Needs? We are Available!

Is there a last-minute change in the materials your student needs?

We realize that there are many reasons for needing materials transcribed into Braille ASAP, so we are here to help!

The Instructional Materials Center offers Quick Braille for orders that are needed in 2 weeks or as little as 2 days. Simply use the IMC Material Order Form and choose Quick Braille as the material option. For more information check out the Quick Braille Program Page.

2022 Iowa Regional Braille Challenge Packets Are On Their Way to Students!

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The registration packets for the 2022 Iowa Regional Braille Challenge have gone out in the mail today to students.  Emails will also be sent to parent/guardians with information as well.

The 2022 Braille Challenge Page has been updated with the most up to date information and registration forms.

We are excited to announce this year’s theme, chosen by the students, is The Magic of Braille.

Watch for more blog posts and updates to the 2022 Braille Challenge Page for updates and information about how to order this year’s Iowa Braille Challenge t-shirt.

2022 Iowa Regional Braille Challenge
Date:  Saturday, February 26, 2022 (snow date Saturday, March 5, 2022)
Where:  Iowa Department for the Blind, 524 Fourth Street, Des Moines, IA  50309
Testing Remotely:  Students can also test remotely with their TVI or paraeducator.  The remote testing window runs from February 1, 2022 – February 18, 2022
Registration Due:  Tuesday, January 25

For more information check out the 2022 Braille Challenge Page