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Silvio Plata, a very talented Florida teenager, is getting ready to compete in “the 2019 Braille Challenge Nationals” in California. He lost his sight at 18 months of age in his native Nicaragua, but has not let this be an obstacle to pursue his passion for reading. Now, he is getting ready to compete in the only academic competition of its kind in North America for students who are blind or visually impaired.

Blind teen’s passion for reading got him to a national academic competition

Silvio Plata, a very talented Florida teenager, is getting ready to compete in “the 2019 Braille Challenge Nationals” in California. He lost his sight at 18 months of age in his native Nicaragua, but has not let this be an obstacle to pursue his passion for reading. Now, he is getting ready to compete in the only academic competition of its kind in North America for students who are blind or visually impaired.

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