Monday, February 5, 2024

2024 Eastern NC Regional Braille Challenge Set For Feb. 19

Feb 5, 2024

The State Library of North Carolina Accessible Books and Library Services (ABLS) is thrilled to announce the upcoming 2024 Eastern NC Regional Braille Challenge, a compelling event that promises to highlight the talents and achievements of blind and visually impaired students in the realm of Braille literacy. Taking place Feb. 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Governor Morehead School for the Blind in Raleigh, this event is a unique opportunity for media professionals to capture and share inspiring stories.

The 2024 Eastern NC Regional Braille Challenge is a regional event of The Braille Challenge, a national program of the Braille Institute.

About the Event: The 2024 Eastern NC Regional Braille Challenge is more than a competition; it's a celebration of Braille literacy, bringing together talented students from the region. From captivating Braille reading sessions to thought-provoking writing challenges, the event is designed to showcase the incredible skills and determination of blind and visually impaired youth.

Date and Location:

        • Date: Monday, Feb.19, 2024

        • Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

        • Location: Governor Morehead School for the Blind, 301 Ashe Ave, Raleigh, NC 27606

In the event of inclement weather, causing potential travel concerns, the Braille Challenge will be rescheduled to Feb. 26.

Media Opportunity: Journalists, photographers, and camera crews are invited to attend the Braille Challenge and witness firsthand the spirit and resilience of these talented students. From heartwarming success stories to the demonstration of Braille proficiency, this event offers a wealth of visual and narrative opportunities for media coverage.

Interview Opportunities:

        • Engage with participants, educators, and organizers to learn more about the significance of Braille literacy.

        • Capture emotional moments as students showcase their Braille skills in a competitive and supportive environment.

How to Cover the Event: For media inquiries or to confirm attendance, please contact Clint Exum, Outreach Specialist, at or 984-236-1118.

ABLS is the free public library for North Carolinians with a print disability, such as blindness, a physical disability preventing them from holding a book, or a reading disability. Our library serves the entire state by mail or online with an assortment of accessible resources like talking books, braille books, large print books, and descriptive movies.

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The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) manages, promotes, and enhances the things that people love about North Carolina – its diverse arts and culture, rich history, and spectacular natural areas. Through its programs, the department enhances education, stimulates economic development, improves public health, expands accessibility, and strengthens community resiliency.

The department manages over 100 locations across the state, including 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, five science museums, four aquariums, 35 state parks, four recreation areas, dozens of state trails and natural areas, the North Carolina Zoo, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, the African American Heritage Commission, the American Indian Heritage Commission, the State Historic Preservation Office, the Office of State Archaeology, the Highway Historical Markers program, the N.C. Land and Water Fund, and the Natural Heritage Program. For more information, please visit

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