[nfbwatlk] Fw: 2009 Braille Challenge

Mike Freeman k7uij at panix.com
Fri Dec 19 21:48:59 UTC 2008

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From: "WTBBL" <wtbbl at list.statelib.wa.gov>
To: "Mike Freeman" <k7uij at panix.com>
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2008 1:17 PM
Subject: [wtbbl] 2009 Braille Challenge

The Washington Talking Book & Braille Library is pleased to help promote
the 2009 Braille Challenge on January 31, 2009.  See below for details:

The Pierce County Association of the Blind (PCAB) and the Department of
Services for the Blind (DSB) are pleased to announce the Pierce County
location for the 2009 Braille Challenge.

The Braille Challenge will be held at Pierce College, 1601 39th Ave SE,
Puyallup, WA 98374, from 9:00am to 3:00pm on January 31, 2009 in the
Administration Building.  A continental breakfast and lunch will be

For more information or to register, please contact Janet George at DSB,
206-721-6455, or Lori Allison from PCAB at 253-537-4428 or email:
jangeorge at dsb.wa.gov <mailto:jangeorge at dsb.wa.gov>

Pierce College

1601 39th SE

Puyallup, WA 98374-2222

We are in the A wing (administrative building) 155.

Date: January 31, 2009

Time: 9:00-3:00

The Braille Challenge will also be held at 3 other locations (lunch not

Seattle Public Library (Central Branch)
1000 Fourth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104

Date: January 26, 2009

Time: 9:00-3:00

Edith Bishel Center

628 North Arthur Street
Kennewick, WA 99336

Date: February 13, 2009

Time: 9:00-3:00

Spokane Public Library

906 West Main

Spokane, WA 99201

Date: January 16, 2009

Time: 10:00-3:00

Please bring a sack lunch.

There are five levels of testing:

Apprentice: grades 1 and 2 using either contracted or uncontracted

Freshman: Grades 3 and 4 using contracted braille

Sophomore: Grades 5 and 6 using contracted braille

Junior Varsity:  Grades 7 - 9 using contracted braille; and

Varsity: grades 10 - 12 using contracted braille

These are the official rules.  However, if you have a student that is
not quite up to the "official" standards (set by the Braille Institute)
please encourage your student to participate anyway.  We can order tests
either in contracted or uncontracted braille at the level your student

Please send names, addresses, age of student, and grade level to me
before the holiday break.  I can order tests up to the week prior to
testing, however the earlier the better.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

Please forward to anyone, in Washington, that you know that might not be
on the listserv.

If you are interested in serving as a proctor, scorer, or volunteer,
please let me know that, too.

Janet George

Child and Family Resource Consultant

Department of Services for the Blind

3411 S. Alaska St.

Seattle, WA   98118

Phone: 206-721-6455

Toll Free: 800-552-7103

Fax: 206-721-6403

Email: jangeorge at dsb.wa.gov

Web:  http://www.dsb.wa.gov <http://www.dsb.wa.gov/>

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