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.
In celebration of International Literacy Day, NBP proofreader, Carey Souler, talks about what braille literacy means to her.
Are you a braille transcriber proficient in UEB? NBP needs your expertise! Please contact Jackie Sheridan for more information.
National Braille Press is always eager to bring braille readers the latest information about braille and technology resources for blind people. We will be attending and exhibiting at conferences and events all over the country so stop by and say hello! Find out where we will be in October.
NBP's new Great Expectations selection, Amazing Grace, inspires all kids to believe in themselves and follow their dreams. In the book, Grace's imagination empowers her to audition for the school play, even when her classmates tell her she can't be the lead in Peter Pan because she is a girl and she is African American. NBP has created activities and resources especially for blind kids to bring this story to life.
At NBP's A Million Laughs for Literacy Gala, Dean Blazie, founder of Blazie Engineering, and Joe Sullivan, founder of Duxbury Systems, will be honored for their revolutionary work in the accessibility field for blind people. Read more about their visionary accomplishments.
The DK Braille series — from British publisher DK — is a newly developed range of custom-designed braille books for visually impaired children and their parents or teachers. These books combine uncontracted Unified English Braille, large print, high-contrast colors, embossed images, and tactile cutout shapes.
To start, we're offering DK Braille: Shapes — and we want to hear what you think about the book! Send your comments to us here.