Registration closes February 8, 2023

Online, Flint
(See details)
Saturday, February 25, 2023

Start time: 9 a.m.

End time: 1 p.m.




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 2023 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. Watch Braille Institute's Braille Challenge Hype Video to get an idea of what the event entails.

The 2023 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.

Options for Participating

Please only register for one option below.

Genesee ISD
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Davis Education Center, Door 3
2413 W. Maple Ave.
Flint, MI 48507

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Online meeting link will be provided

Attending Online

Participants who plan to attend the online event date must have reliable internet access and a computer with a camera. Online participants are expected to be respectful and courteous to others during this event. MDE-LIO reserves the right to mute, turn off video, and/or remove participants who do not adhere to this expectation.

Alternate Option

Can’t attend Braille Challenge in person or online? Contact Johanna Brutvan at [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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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