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.
Former Boston College student, Stephanie Fernandes, was featured in this video on how braille was integral to her success. Stephanie continues to impress and recently passed the Bar Exam in Pennsylvania.
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.
Disney's mega-popular icy adventure Frozen is now NBP's January selection in the Children's Braille Book Club!
Read a story about about NBP publishing this book in The Boston Herald.
NBP books Stir It Up! and Out-of-Sight Science Experiments have been chosen as outstanding for the 2015 Collection of Books for Young People with Disabilities. Lauded as exciting examples of great activity books, these volumes will be available for tours and will also be catalogued and on the shelves of the North York Central Library branch in Canada. Read more about the International Board on Books for Young People.
Starting the first week in January 2015, National Braille Press will begin using the Unified English Braille Code (UEB) to translate our weekly editorial magazine, Syndicated Columnists Weekly (SCW). What better way to learn the Unified English Braille Code (UEB) than by reading short opinion pieces by America's top journalists? Read more about SCW and UEB.
Erik Weihenmayer and Lonnie Bedwell of the Kayaking Blind team descended into the Grand Canyon this summer to break barriers on what it means to be a blind adventurer. National Geographic is looking for the 2015 Adventurers of the Year - so vote here today!
The 2015 Valentine features a play on words that sound alike but mean different things: homophones! These zany Valentines are in print and braille. the backside is a brief bio of Louis Braille. Learn all about the new Valentines here.
Thanks to our amazing supporters, we have raised nearly $8,500 towards our $10,000 goal to support the program, Great Expectations: Bringing Picture Books to Life for Blind Kids. Remember Readers Digest Partners for Sight Foundation will match these donations up to $10,000. Please support literacy for blind children!