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Kids, teens to compete in braille competition

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) - Children and teenagers from Oklahoma who are blind or visually-impaired will test their knowledge of braille at a competition later this month in Muskogee.

The Oklahoma Regional Braille Challenge will be held Feb. 28 at the Oklahoma School for the Blind. The competition is the first step to compete in the national Braille Challenge in Los Angeles.

During the competition in Oklahoma, children and young adults ages 6 to 19 will compete in five categories requiring them to transcribe, type and read braille using a device called a Perkins Brailler.

Last year's winner, Richelle Zampella, advanced from the regional competition in Oklahoma to the national competition, where she placed second in the sophomore division. She was the first person from Oklahoma to place at the national level.

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