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Contest Tests Students' Braille Skills

Recently, a group of visually impaired students gathered at the Carroll Center for the Blind in Newton for Massachusetts' 6th Annual Braille Challenge.

This state-wide competition tests students on skills such as math, spelling, and reading comprehension. It's sort of like the SAT, except, of course, you have to know braille.

Monday is the last day that students from around the country can compete in their state's Braille Challenge.

Samantha Lylis and Krista Pennell are waiting to see if they are among the country's top 60 students who will move on to the national competition in Los Angeles this June.

Click the listen link to hear Laura Kwerel's report.

This program aired on March 6, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.

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