The event was sponsored by the Blind Service Association, Kansas Braille Transcription Institute and the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities.
Blind and visually impaired students from the Chicago-area were invited to submit an essay on what the American flag means to them.
The winning essays were read.
"Having a Braille flag might just tell people that we can do great things like invent things or even become president someday," said Amy Bosko, essay winner.
"Although I can't see the flag, I honor it and understand all its significance," said Zachary Sarbekian, essay winner.
The winners were awarded certificates, plaques and US Savings Bonds.