The National Federation of the Blind
of Connecticut
Braille Readers Are Leaders Contest
The purpose of our annual Braille Readers are Leaders Contest is to encourage blind children to read more Braille. It is just as important for blind children to be literate as it is for sighted children. Good readers can have confidence in themselves and in their abilities to learn and to adapt to new situations throughout their lifetimes. Braille is a viable alternative to print, yet many blind children are graduating from our schools with poor Braille skills and low expectations for themselves as readers. They do not know that Braille readers can be competitive with print readers. This contest helps blind children realize that reading Braille is fun and rewarding.

In 2003, the National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut returned to our former contest arrangements and we offer a state-wide summer Braille Readers Are Leaders Contest. Click here for more information and a contest form.

Click here for information about the nationwide contest.

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The National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut
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East Hartford, CT 06108
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Updated December 6, 2006