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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.


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Learn how braille remains relevant in the digital age.

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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Need a Lift?

Here's a surefire way to improve your day: Watch this group of schoolkids laugh hysterically as author and actor BJ Novak reads from The Book With No Pictures.



On the Job

Boston Globe photo of Amber, captioned: Amber Pearcy, 29, is a proofreader for National Braille Press, a nonprofit Boston-based publisher.

NBP Proofreader, Amber Pearcy, was profiled in The Boston Globe's online edition. Read "The art of proofreading Braille.


Classic Inspiration

Paulo Coelho's powerful inspirational novel has sold over 65 million copies worldwide since its publication in 1988. The most recent edition has spent the past seven years on the NYT best seller list. Download The Alchemist in electronic braille today!




Pete the Cat is Here!

Woman and bind boy play with the Ziploc squish maze.

NBP's latest Great Expectations selection, Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes, is a great way to ease back into the school routine with your child. Check out these tactile maze activities that that help you talk about movement and plotting a course with your blind child.


A Back to School Basic

Book cover for A Braille Spelling Dictionary

Get students ready for the upcoming switch to UEB with A Braille Spelling Dictionary.
Fourteen hundred elementary-level words, listed alphabetically (without definitions), enabling children to look up the spelling of words independently. The words are listed in large print, contracted and uncontracted braille.




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