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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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At last year's gala, incoming Berklee freshman and former Hands On! Awardee Rocco Fiorentino performed. This year's gala on October 17th promises to be just as wonderful!



Logo for CBBC 30th anniversary, shows a number 30 coming out of an open book




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Hands On! Awardees Announced


Book cover for Reach for the Stars

NBP is pleased to announce that Reach for the Stars authors - Ada Lopez, Elena Sabbi, and Ed Summers - will be receiving this year's Hands On! Award at the NBP Gala on October 17th. Reach for the Stars is a free, multitouch iBooks Textbook for iPadĀ® designed to inspire students of all abilities to pursue futures in science. NBP has created tactile overlays that correspond with the images in the book.


Bat Loves the Night


the tactile bat included in BAT LOVES THE NIGHT The tactile picture of a bat

Our September selection for the Children's Braille Book Club features a tactile illustration of a pipistrelle bat, created by artist Ann Cunningham.

One Amazon reviewer says Bat Loves the Night is "non-fiction at its very best... a fascinating and intriguing book budding scientists will want to study, pore over, and read again and again."




NBP Annual Report

Our Annual Report for FY2014 is now available. Read about NBP's recent accomplishments thanks to our friends and supporters.

Photo of young blond blind boy reading a braille alphabet card.

Win a Trip to Canyon Ranch Resort


Canyon Ranch

Recharge your batteries at the exclusive Canyon Ranch Health Resort in the heart of the Berkshires. This one-of-a-kind experience will be auctioned off at the NBP Gala. Get your tickets here! Must be present to bid.


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.


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