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The guiding purposes of National Braille Press are to promote the literacy of blind children through braille and to provide access to information that empowers blind people to actively engage in work, family, and community affairs.


The B2G
The green and gray b2gs

The B2G is a portable, Android-based refreshable braille computer, designed specifically for blind people. Read the complete description of the B2G here.


90 Years of NBP

Oksana Chuchunkova, of the Russian NGO Perpektiva in Moscow, talks about her experience and the importance of braille in her life.

Discover ReadBooks!

Check out our new video explaining the ReadBooks! national children's braille literacy program!

A "Doughraiser" for our 91st birthday!

banner image for doughraiser shows date, nbp logo, small images of pizza slices

Join us at Uno's on Huntington Avenue in Boston on March 15th for a Doughraiser to support our Marathon team and celebrate our birthday! Bring in an NBP Doughraiser ticket to give your server and up to 20% of your check will be donated to National Braille Press including Lunch, Dinner, Take-out and Bar. Bring your friends and help us celebrate 91 years of NBP while supporting braille literacy!


Talking about money with blind kids

book cover for lemonade in winter

In Lemonade in Winter — the seventh book in our Great Expectations series — Pauline and John-John set up a lemonade stand on the snowiest day of the year! These young etrepreneurs inspired us to create 100% free activities and projects especially for blind kids: tips from a blind business person; ideas for identifying, saving, and spending money; games about following directions and team building; and much more!

Maps by The Princeton Braillists — Now Available!

photo of map of the northeast.

NBP is now the home for The Princeton Braillists Collection. Read about their extraordinary legacy — or jump directly to the complete list of available maps!

Our amazing 2018 Boston Marathon runners!

Char Hoyem (R), runs a full marathon in Calgary with her guide Saturday, February 10, 2018. Photo by Jim Wells / Postmedia
Char Hoyem running with her guide. Photo by Jim Wells / Postmedia

On February 10th, Char Hoyem ran the Frostbitten Full Marathon at Fort Calgary. "As if a 42.2-kilometre run in frigid temperatures wasn’t tough enough, she decided to do it blindfolded." Read the full story in the Calgary Herald.

We are so honored to have Char Hoyem as a 2018 Boston Marathon runner on Team NBP! Support NBP's Boston Marathon Team — Char and Heidi Arellano — and help them give more kids the opportunity to read!


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