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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.


Video Highlights

The Children's Braille Book Club
Kate Crohan and her son Tom talk about growing up reading print/braille books from National Braille Press's Children's Braille Book Club.



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Great Expectations!


Great Expectations logo is a drawing of a blind girl and a dog on top of a big braille book. The tagline is, Bringing picture books to life for blind kids.

The single most important thing you can do to help a child prepare for school is to read aloud to that child. It begins with picture books, packed with new vocabulary and colorful illustrations. But what if the child is blind? Read how NBP's new literacy program for blind kids is addressing this critical need.


New! Braille Jewelry


The Love Cuff bracelets.

We've added six new pieces of braille jewelry by designer Kelly Fehr, from Jewelry in Braille. See all of our braille jewelry selections - and order soon for the holidays!


Out & About

Book cover for Out and About shows eight app icons.

Judy Dixon and Doug Wakefield have done it again!

In Out and About: Our Favorite Travel Apps, Judy and Doug present two dozen tried-and-true travel apps that are, in one way or another, related to moving around - from moving around town to moving around the world. There are even apps for the armchair traveler! With these apps, even the most timid traveler can grab an iPhone and head out with confidence. Order Out & About!


Touch of Genius Application Available

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Win $20,000 for an innovation that will further braille or tactile literacy! Read more about the Touch of Genius Prize for Innovation.


Double Your Impact

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Make a donation to Great Expectations: Bringing Picture Books to Life for Blind Kids and the Reader's Digest Partners for Sight Foundation will match it, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000. Please support this literacy program for blind children!



Bill Raeder in India

Bill Raeder and Jeanne Flannery help with award presentation to students at School for the Blind in India.

On November 14, in Delhi, former NBP president, Bill Raeder, accompanied by Jeanne Flannery, visited the school for the blind, The Blind Relief Association, in Delhi to meet with the Executive Secretary K. C. Pande. Read more about Bill's visit.


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This Old House Auction

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Fan of America's favorite home improvement show, This Old House? Bid on a one-of-a-kind on set experience in Boston! Airfare and hotel accommodations included.



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