SALT LAKE CITY — Forty blind and visually impaired students from across Utah met Friday to test their Braille skills in the Utah Regional Braille Challenge academic competition.

The Braille Challenge is the only national academic competition for blind students in the United States. The Utah Braille Challenge is one of the oldest in the country with many states patterning their programs after that developed in Utah by the Utah Foundation for the Blind and Visually Impaired.