SALT LAKE CITY — Sixteen-year-old Ellie Price, of Logan, can take a reading test with her eyes closed, and she’s not the only one.
Forty students from around the state, including 14 from the Top of Utah, gathered Friday at the Utah State Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired for the annual Utah Regional Braille Competition.
OGDEN -- Neftali Sanchez waited in silence on a bench inside Ben Lomond High School, helpless to see the way to the school cafeteria.
"I'll be back for you," teacher Shelly Moss called to the 16-year-old, hurrying toward the lunch line to help Neftali's classmate, Jasmine Ayala, 15, who was struggling to move forward in her wheelchair.
BLYTHE, Calif. -- Rolando Rodriguez, an inmate at Ironwood State Prison, got the best birthday present he could ask for three days before he turned 36. His 16-year-old daughter called to say she was proud of him.
Rodriguez credits his daughter, who was 7 when he was incarcerated for assault with a deadly weapon against a police officer, as the reason he joined a training program at Ironwood to become a certified Braille transcriber.