Online, Grand Rapids, Flint
Saturday, January 29, 2022

or Saturday, February 26, 2022

(Choose date and location below)




Registration is open below!

Braille Challenge offers many options for participation this year! Students who are Blind/Visually Impaired (BVI) and read braille are invited to participate online or in person in the 2022 Michigan Regional Braille Challenge.

Braille Challenge is an academic competition unlike any other; this two-stage contest is designed to motivate students who are BVI to emphasize their study of braille, while rewarding their success with fun-filled, but challenging, regional and national events. After this initial round, students who qualify will be invited to compete in the Braille Challenge Finals, hosted by Braille Institute. 

The 2022 Michigan Regional Braille Challenge is sponsored by MDE-LIO in partnership with Genesee Intermediate School District (ISD) and Kent ISD.


This event is for students in Michigan who are in grades 1-12 and read braille.


Please register for one of the options below:

January 29, Kent ISD
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
ESC Building, Parking Lot 11
2930 Knapp St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Registration for this event date is now closed.

February 26, Genesee ISD
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Davis Education Center, Door 3
2413 W. Maple Ave.
Flint, MI 48507
Register by February 9: 2022 Michigan Regional Braille Challenge (In-Person): Genesee ISD

February 26, Online
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Zoom link will be provided
Register by February 9: 2022 Michigan Regional Braille Challenge: Online

Alternate Option

Can’t attend Braille Challenge in person or online? Contact Johanna Brutvan at brutvanj@michigan.gov or 517-599-5686 to take the challenge with your teacher for the visually impaired anytime during the competition window.


Please note: It is important for participants to request accessibility accommodations at least three weeks prior to the event. Outside agencies MDE-LIO contracts with to provide accommodations cannot guarantee services if requests are made in less than three weeks.

Cancellation Policy

Please email mde-lio-events@michigan.gov as soon as possible if you need to cancel your registration. Please note: For events that require payment, MDE-LIO will issue refunds only for cancellations received no less than three business days prior to the event.​

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