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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.

Introducing
The Braille Me

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This new refreshable braille reader slashes costs by using groundbreaking new magnetic technology to power the 20-cell, 6-dot braille display. Read more about the Braille Me.

Listen as NBP's Brian McDonald and J.J. Meddaugh of the AT Guys talk about the Braille Me and B2G at the ACB Exhibit Hall.

The B2G

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


Discover ReadBooks!


The Touch of Genius Prize for Innovation

touch of genius prize logo: $20,000 prize, deadline for submission is january 11, 2019

The Touch of Genius Prize for Innovation is an annual prize of $20,000 awarded to a project, or projects, that show the most innovative idea in the field of braille and tactile literacy. Deadln for submission is January 11th, 2019. Read more about the Touch of Genius Prize.


Drop into Dropbox!

Judy Dixon takes you on a tour of Dropbox, the popular, cloud-based file syncing and storage system used in homes and workplaces around the world. Read the table of contents for Dropbox here.


Enter NBP's Annual Braille Poetry Contest

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It's time to get creative! Submissions for our annual braille poetry contest open on August 1st, and the theme for this year's contest is nature.

Whether you're a child or an adult braille writer, you're welcome to submit your original poetry — in braille! We'll select our favorite poems for each age group for grand prizes — and the first 100 writers to submit a poem will receive a special braille edition of 100 Poems to Lift Your Spirits by Leslie Pockel. Read the official rules for the 2018 National Braille Press Poetry Contest.


Don't Throw Away Your Shot!

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Don't "Throw Away Your Shot" to win two Dress Circle tickets to Hamilton the Musical at the Boston Opera House! Buy a raffle ticket here. Win — and support braille literacy! Prize valued at $400. Drawing will occur on November 6, 2018. *Online ticket purchase unavailable for residents of Alabama, Arkansas, California, Hawaii, Kansas, Louisiana, and Utah*


Join Us — November 7th!

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We're less than a month away from our A Million Laughs for Literacy Gala — so save the date! Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at Fenway Park, with comedian Kathleen Madigan. More information on the gala, tickets, and sponsorship packages here.


Run the Boston Marathon for NBP

Lace up your running shoes! NBP will be participating in the 2019 Boston Marathon, through the John Hancock Non-Profit Program. We're looking for TWO amazing runners to support our mission of braille literacy and help us put books in the hands of blind children. For more information email Joe Quintanilla.


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