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.
Join Congressman Edward Markey and a surrogate representing Gabriel Gomez on June 3 from 11am-12:30pm as they discuss issues faced by individuals with disabilities. This Senatorial Candidates Forum is hosted by Perkins School for the Blind and the Disability Policy Consortium.
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Literacy Champions are monthly donors whose steady stream of support helps NBP foster braille literacy. Your support offsets the cost of books for readers like Juna, who learned braille using NBP's print/braille children's books. "I admit I didn't want to learn braille at first... then my mom started to bring home books from NBP. All my favorites were there... I started to love to read again! I am about to enter Harvard this fall and I know I will be using braille for my tests and piano playing."
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.
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