Braille Readers Are Leaders
In our Braille Readers Are Leaders contest, children and adults across the United States compete to read the most Braille pages alongside other participants in similar contest categories. This year's contest will begin in December 2020.
Encourage more Braille. Improve reading skills. Win prizes.
Check back soon for details regarding the 2020 program.
History of Braille Readers Are Leaders
In the early 1980s, the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children and the National Association to Promote the Use of Braille (both divisions of the National Federation of the Blind) collaborated to establish and administer the Braille Readers Are Leaders contest to help promote the importance of Braille in the lives of blind people and encourage the field of blindness professionals to create innovative teaching strategies. One of the many positive results of this project was the identification of a lack of free reading materials that blind children could keep for themselves which led to the establishment of the Braille Books Program by the American Action Fund.
After more than thirty years of offering the Braille Readers Are Leaders Contest, its administration has been transitioned to the American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults which has made the commitment to continue and expand the contest as part of its program to promote Braille literacy for children and adults. We are proud that the National Federation of the Blind continues to be a nationwide partner in this important program.
Where to Find Braille Reading Materials
Find Braille reading materials through various resources including:
- Braille Books Program
- Braille Storybook Resources
- The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled
Contact BrailleReadingContest@actionfund.org or call 410-659-9315.
Join us as we continue to promote Braille throughout the nation, a cornerstone mission of the American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults and the National Federation of the Blind.
Administered by the American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults in partnership with the National Federation of the Blind.