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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

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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.


Drop Into Dropbox

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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. Learn how to harness this powerful tool to back up your files securely. Read the table of contents and order the book here.


Discover ReadBooks!


Enter NBP's Annual Poetry Contest

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It's time to get creative! Submissions for our annual 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. 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.


Tactile Maps by The Princeton Braillists

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Maps make excellent gifts! NBP is now the home for The Princeton Braillists Collection. Read about the Princeton Braillists' incredible legacy — or jump directly to the complete list of available maps!



Save the Date!

Promo image says A Million Laughs for Literacy Gala: Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at Fenway Park. INcludes a photo of comedian Kathleen Madigan.

We're five months 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

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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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