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 new refreshable braille reader slashes costs by using groundbreaking new magnetic technology to power the 20-cell, 6-dot braille display. Read more about the Braille Me.
Listen as NBP's Brian McDonald and J.J. Meddaugh of the AT Guys talk about the Braille Me and B2G at the ACB Exhibit Hall.
The B2G is a portable, Android-based refreshable braille computer, designed specifically for blind people. Read the complete description of the B2G here.
We're five months away from our A Million Laughs for Literacy Gala — so save the date! Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at Fenway Park, with comedian Kathleen Madigan.
More information on the gala, tickets, and sponsorship packages here.
It's time to get creative! Submissions for our annual poetry contest open on August 1st, and the theme for this year's contest is nature.
Whether you're a child or an adult braille writer, you're welcome to submit your original poetry. We'll select our favorite poems for each age group for grand prizes — and the first 100 writers to submit a poem will receive a special braille edition of 100 Poems to Lift Your Spirits by Leslie Pockel. Read the official rules for the 2018 National Braille Press Poetry Contest.
Starting a new school year? Think about mapping out a new classroom, school, or route, in tactile form!
In the past two weeks, volunteer groups from Ernst & Young and Eversource MA have helped us to assemble over 500 copies of print/braille books! Thank you again, EY and Eversource — and if you have a group that would like to volunteer at NBP, email email@example.com for more information.
Maps make excellent gifts! NBP is now the home for The Princeton Braillists Collection. Read about the Princeton Braillists' incredible legacy — or jump directly to the complete list of available maps!