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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.

ReadBooks Needs Your Feedback!

If you have received or distributed a ReadBooks! Bag in the past 7 years, we want to hear from you! This survey should take only 10 minutes, but the importance of your feedback may last for years. Continued funding for this program depends on its impact on families like yours. Thanks!

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.

Read about NBP's new literacy program for blind kids.



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Ten Tips for Reading Aloud

Mother and daughter read a print braille book

How do you bring picture books to life for a blind child? Our Great Expectations program helps parents and teachers learn to describe pictures in a book, how to play, and how to have fun to promote active reading experiences so that blind children can learn to love reading. Check out these tips for how to describe elements in a children's book that might otherwise by missed by not seeing the pictures. Make reading fun!


UEB: A Major Change in Braille

Book cover for A Braille Spelling Dictionary

As the US prepares for the transition to Unified English Braille, NBP is starting to offer books to help readers with this process. Read more about this major change in the braille system.




Welcome New Trustees

Photo os trustees on stage at 2015 Annual Meeting

NBP added five members to the Board of Trustees at our recent annual meeting.

Read details about the new board members - and listen to an audio stream of the meeting!


Our Picks for Summer

first page of our Summer Picks catalog

Download our new Summer Picks flyer as a PDF or in electronic braille (BRF). It's chock full of new and popular items, from the latest in technology, cookbooks for easy summer meals, and plenty to keep the kids busy!




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