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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

Check out these videos to introduce you to the B2G!

Video Highlights

Every book is a world, and opening that world starts with you! Here are 10 Tips to help make reading aloud easier and more fun for both you and your child.

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 literacy program for blind kids.

New! Tactile Caliper

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The Tactile Caliper is a simple to use, accurate low-cost measuring ruler that provides a braille output to 1/16th of an inch. Read more about the Caliper.

Making the Case for Braille Menus

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The Boston Globe interviewed NBP staffers, Joe Quintanilla, vice president of development, and Nicole Noble, director of sales, on how braille menus change the dining experience for blind and visually impaired people. Read the full article.

Hot Off the Press!

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Check out Everything You Need to Use the Mac with El Capitan and VoiceOver. This guide on Apple Macintosh computers running the El Capitan Operating System is intended for all blind users - whether you have already been using Windows, currently have a Mac and want to use it more effectively, or are considering purchasing a Mac.

Order Textbooks Today & Save!

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The Fall Semester will be here before you know it — and you can receive 10% off your order of braille textbook reprints!

Thank you for a Great Year!

long time nbp staff receives awards at the 2016 annual meeting

Thanks to all those who attended NBP's Annual Meeting on June 21 and were inspired by our amazing volunteers, staff, and mission of providing information in braille to blind people world wide. Click here to see the photos.

Welcome Kesel Wilson!

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National Braille Press is pleased to announce that Kesel Wilson has been hired as our new Editor and Programs Manager! Read more about Kesel here.

Braille in the 21st Century

In 2006, Accessible Media Inc.'s Contact asked, "Does braille have a future in the 21st century?" A decade later, Contact re-visits the question in the documentary The Future of Braille 2.0. NBP President Brian MacDonald is among those interviewed as they discuss if braille is still relevant in the digital age, and what needs to be done to ensure it remains a useful writing and reading tool for those who are blind. Listen to The Future of Braille 2.0 here.

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