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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!

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.

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."

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.

Chris Babcock in CC Newsletter

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NBP Trustee Chris Babcock's volunteer efforts with NBP were featured in the BNY Mellon Community Connections Newsletter. Chris recently helped NBP create luncheon events designed to connect NBP supporters, especially braille readers. Chris hosted the first two events at BNY Mellon offices in Boston and Pittsburgh, and after their success challenged his fellow trustees to host lunches in other cities. Read full story about Chris's volunteer work with NBP.

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