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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

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. Read an update on Stephanie here.

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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.

Onkyo Braille Essay Winner

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Congratulations to NBP supporter and braille advocate, Helen Kobek, for taking the top award in the Onkyo Braille Essay Contest.

Read Helen's essay here.

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!

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.

SCW in UEB for New Year!

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.

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