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.
This holiday season, the Prudential Tower in Boston will shine bright to support local charities. NBP will flip the switch to light up Boston as part of the annual 31 Nights of Light program. The top of the Prudential Tower will beam red, blue, and green to support braille literacy. Come celebrate with us starting at 4:30pm on December 17th. Christmas Carols provided by ViStars after school program. Find out how to join us there!
Download the 2013 application for the Touch of Genius Prize.
The Giving Library, an online video archive that connects donors to nonprofits, is hosting a $100,000 "Share to Give" campaign until December 31st. This is a way for you to support National Braille Press by sharing our Giving Library video on Facebook or Twitter, and the Giving Library will donate $5 to us. It's that simple! Find out how to share the video.
It's time to cook for the holidays, and the Cook's Illustrated Test Kitchen promises to transform seven traditional dishes by changing the way you cook them! With Holiday Recipes from Cook's Illustrated, you'll learn the best way to prepare each dish, from Roast Chicken and Glazed Spiral-Sliced Ham to Perfect Roast Potatoes and Sugar Cookies and - that white whale of bakers - Foolproof Pie Dough.
"I admit I didn't want to learn braille at first. I didn't want to do things differently. And then my mom started to bring home books from NBP's Children's Braille Book Club (CBBC). All my favorites were there! I am about to enter Harvard this fall and I know I will be using braille for my tests, work sheets, and my piano playing; just as I had through high school. Learning the piano and playing competitively with sighted pianists was all possible because of braille. Braille has made me independent and helped me achieve anything that anyone else can." Read more of Juna's story.