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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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Dog Heaven

Book cover for Dog Heaven, a painting of dogs running through a field

"If you've ever cried over the death of a pet, you need this book," says one Amazon reviewer.

Recommended highly by pet lovers around the world, Dog Heaven not only comforts but also brings a tear to the eye of anyone who is devoted to a pet. In Dog Heaven, there are endless fields for running, clear lakes filled with ducks, and loving children playing everywhere. Author Cynthia Rylant uses simple, comfortable language and an abundance of careful detail to create a place of warmth and happiness. This beautiful print/braille edition of this picture book includes one tactile illustration by artist Ann Cunningham.


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!

Tactile Graphic/Thermoform Workshop


Photo of tactile graphic of leaves

Join NBP on Saturday, June 6th, for a free tactile graphic workshop! We'll review the materials and tools needed to create points, lines, and textures, as well as the types of materials and adhesives that work best for thermoforming.

The workshop is free, but space is limited and registration is required. Read more and sign up for the workshop here.


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!


Thank You!

Photo of Laura, Halle, and Cliff Watkin

Thank you to the Watkin family: Laura, Halle, and Cliff for hosting a luncheon to celebrate braille literacy at Bryn Mawr University.


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