More than 40 Utah youth participated Friday in the Utah Regional Braille Challenge, which selected seven overall winners who may continue to national competition.
The challenge invites children ages 6 to 18 to compete in five categories, requiring them to transcribe, type and read braille using a Perkins Braille Writer. The categories test reading comprehension, braille spelling, chart and graph reading, proofreading and braille speed and accuracy.
After regional results are tallied, some Utah winners may be selected to advance to The Braille Challenge, the only national academic competition for blind students in the United States, held in June in California. Utah has had several students qualify and be invited in past years.