Students show off their skills and earn well-deserved recognition through statewide competitions sponsored by national organizations. These include:
Held at sites across the country, this national event encourages students to emphasize their study of braille, while rewarding their success with fun-filled, but challenging, local and national events. Braille Challenge contest categories include reading comprehension, braille speed and accuracy, proofreading, spelling, and reading tactile charts and graphs.
Cane Quest is a challenging orientation and mobility (travel) contest for students in grades 3-12. Contestants are given auditory instructions and challenged to safely complete campus routes using proper travel techniques and appropriate cane skills.
Kiwanis Terrific Kids
This national recognition program promotes character, self-esteem, and perseverance. Students in grades Pre-K - 5 are recognized quarterly for demonstrating these characteristics.
At this statewide event, students compete using adaptive devices such as electronic note-takers, monoculars, CCTVs, digital talking book players, and talking GPS devices. Students are rewarded with prizes and ribbons, new friends, and increased independence.