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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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Spending time doing everyday activities is a great opportunity to talk about color with your child. Watch how Lisamaria Martinez makes kitchen time with her son a learning experience about colors.


Great Expectations!


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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Understanding Colors


Book cover for The Day the Crayons Quit

Color is a part of our world. It's one of the ways we identify things. Color information is important to children who are blind, too.

The Day the Crayons Quit is the second featured book in our Great Expectations program! We've used this best-selling book about disgruntled crayons as a starting point for a discussion about the importance of colors. Check out the color-themed activities we've created!


NBP on Eyes on Success

The Eyes on Success podcast sat down to interview NBP President Brian MacDonald recently. Listen to the podcast here!



Are You in the Know?


Kids sitting and looking at braille alphabet cards

Stay connected with NBP by subscribing to our monthly eNews. Read March's edition.



We Need Your Feedback!


Photo of baby reading a book

If you have received or distributed a ReadBooks! Bag in the past 7 years, we want to hear from you! This survey should take only 10 minutes, but the importance of your feedback may last for years. Continued funding for this program depends on its impact on families like yours. Thanks!


Who Will I Be Without A Guide Dog?


Photo of guide dog Colbert crossing the street


Read NBP proofreader Wynter Pingel's poignant new post about ending her relationship with her guide dog, Colbert.


Get Started with iOS 8!


Book cover for Mac book

Getting Started with the iPhone and iOS 8: Step-by-Step Instructions for Blind Users is the new edition of author Anna Dresner's soup-to-nuts, step-by-step tutorial for beginners, containing everything you need to know to get started using the iPhone and the iOS 8 operating system. Read the Table of Contents here.



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