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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.

B2G Birthday Sale!

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The B2G is the most affordable, high quality Smart Braille display on the market — now only $1195! Read more about the B2G sale here.

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.

Watch: The 2018 HandsOn Award

Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation accepts the 2018 HandsOn Award at NBP's A Million Laughs for Literacy Gala.

Discover ReadBooks!

Braille Books Storytime at the Library

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Join us at the North End Branch of the Boston Public Library for a children's braille book reading, featuring NBP Boston Marathon team runner Erin Connors and Lina Coral, a braille reader and NBP staffer. Bring your little ones in to the learn more about braille and their awesome North End neighbor, Erin Connors! Tuesday, April 2, at 3:30pm. More story time info and directions here.

Touch of Genius Prizes Announced!

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NBP awarded the Touch of Genius prize to two winners at the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference on Wednesday, March 17th. Bristol Braille Technologies won for the Canute, a mulit-line, a 360 cell braille display, with 9 rows of 40 cells. And ObjectiveEd won for Braille Sheet, an interactive app to help children learn to read braille. Read more about this year's winners.

Tactile Maps!

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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!

It's Almost Opening Day!

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Major league baseball says all 30 teams will play on March 28, the earliest opening day in history. Celebrate with Little Baseball — a rhyming riddles board book that helps introduce the game's simplest, most basic elements to its smallest fans!

Tasting With a Twist!

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The third annual Tasting With a Twist — an NBP fundraiser held at at Hampshire House in Boston — was a smashing success! Stay tuned for more details, and maybe start thinking about next year!?

We Love This Grumpy Monkey!

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Grumpy Monkey is the eighth book in our Great Expectations series! Jim Panzee's grumpy mood inspired us to create loads of free activities, especially made for blind kids! We've collected ideas for dealing with a bad mood, tips from a blind school counselor, animal games and jokes, and and much more!

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