Register

Registration closes January 8, 2020

Location
Genesee Intermediate School District
2413 W. Maple Ave.
Flint, MI 48507
Schedule
Saturday, February 22, 2020

Start time: 9 a.m.

End time: 1 p.m.

Cost

Free

Description

Students who have a visual impairment and read braille are invited to participate in the 2020 Braille Challenge, an academic competition unlike any other. This two-stage contest is designed to motivate students who are blind to emphasize their study of braille, while rewarding their success with fun-filled, but challenging, regional and national events.

This year’s Michigan Regional Braille Challenge will provide fun for the whole family, including:

  • Exciting door prizes
  • Activities for siblings
  • A hands-on assistive technology workshop for parents

After this initial round, students who qualify will be invited to compete in the Braille Challenge Finals on June 26-27 in Los Angeles.

Permission Form

In addition to registering online, participants will need to download and fill out a Braille Challenge Permission Form [PDF] for this event. Please complete the form and bring it with you to the event, or mail or fax it to our office:

MDE-LIO

Attn: Braille Challenge

P.O. Box 30742

Lansing, MI 48909

Fax: 517-335-1632

Off-Site Participants

Can’t attend Braille Challenge? Off-site participants may register to take the challenge with their teacher for the visually impaired anytime during the competition window. To register an off-site student, visit the Braille Challenge Information for Teachers page. To request a shirt and prize bag for an off-site participant, please email Johanna Brutvan at brutvanj@michigan.gov or 517-599-5686.

Cancellation Policy

For planning purposes, please call MDE-LIO at 517-241-7083 if you need to cancel your registration.

Contact Information

Stacy Guthrie
517-241-6476