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.
Hear Harvard student Juna Gjata talk about the importance of braille in her musical education.
What type of innovation would inspire Louis Braille if he were alive today? If you have an idea for a tactile-based technology project, a viable braille teaching software, a way to inspire pre-school braille learners through tactile hardware, or braille hardware for the community - we want to hear from you. A $20,000 prize will be awarded. Read more about the TOG Prize.
Interested in running in the BAA 5K in Boston on Saturday April 19th? NBP is recruiting for the Blindfold Challenge!
If you are interested in supporting NBP by either running blindfolded or being a guide, here is your opportunity!
Celebrate thirty years of the Children's Braille Book Club! Watch for special announcements throughout the year.
Author Rosemary Mahoney recently spoke at an NBP-IBM sponsored event about the release of her new book, For the Benefit of Those Who See: Dispatches from the World of the Blind. In it she tells of her experiences interviewing, and then working with, Sabriye Tenberken, founder of Braille Without Borders. Sign up for NBP's eNews and receive a free e-Braille version of her book.
The camera on an iPhone or iPad does a great deal more than take photos! Just ask Judy Dixon, who not only takes panoramic photos of her new patio, but also clicks the shutter to identify her apricot sweater, pull out an Andrew Jackson bill, scan a barcode at Whole Foods, do FaceTime with a friend in Portugal, and so much more! Now she's sharing what she knows in her new book, Get the Picture: Viewing the World With the iPhone Camera.
Join us at the sixth annual Blind Legislative Informational Networking Day on Monday, March 10, 2014, from 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM in The Great Hall, at the Massachusetts State House in Boston. Come help advocate for legislative support for budget needs for the upcoming fiscal year that acknowledge the importance of appropriate funding for specialized blindness services.