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.
NBP recently celebrated reading and braille literacy during Read Across America. Watch this video of an NBP staff member reading Oh, The Places You'll Go! to a local 3rd grade class.
On May 8th, NBP hosted a reading event at the Hill House, a non-profit children's organization located in Beacon Hill. NBP Trustee, Jayne Donahue of State Street Corporation, and NBP friend and TVI, Kate Crohan read from our print/braille editions of Make Way for Ducklings, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, and Goodnight Moon, then let the children explore the braille books.
Read a Boston.com article about the event.
School districts across the country are purchasing and deploying iPads to students across grade levels - even integrating them into the classroom curriculum. But how many teachers and parents are ready to ensure that their blind students have equal access to all the iPad has to offer?
iOS Success, written by blind user and iPad instructor Larry Lewis, gives step-by-step instructions for every pertinent accessibility feature the iPad has to offer - using VoiceOver and Zoom, setting accessibility options, pairing external devices such as keyboards and refreshable braille displays, using the Cloud and Dropbox, and much, much more. The last chapter includes tips from blind students - who use their iPads daily - and one very committed parent.
Read the full table of contents.