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IMPORTANT: By order of the state of Massachusetts, NBP's offices are now closed until at least April 7th, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Orders of physical books and products will not be processed or mailed until at least April 7th. (Email agrima@nbp.org with any concerns.)
Digital downloads from the bookstore will still be available during the closure.
Our sales department is available to take braille for business orders and we are gladly accepting donations online and over the phone, at 617-425-2415.
Please visit our operations update page for more details and updates.

Thank you for your patience and understanding in these difficult times.

Our Mission

NBP empowers the blind and visually impaired with programs, materials, and technology supporting braille literacy and learning through touch.

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Discover Braille

Braille transcription is an art! Only a certified braille transcriber can create perfect braille. Want to know more? Find out how to become a braille transcriber.

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New & Updated: Touch the Stars

In Touch the Stars, seemingly visual concepts become tangible through text and touch and bring the excitement of the constellations, comets, and meteor showers down to earth — and onto the page.
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Braille for Business

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Braille Business Solutions

Make a lasting impression with customized business cards and other collateral material with braille.
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Braille Literacy in Crisis

For blind people braille is the path to becoming literate yet an astonishing, 90% of blind children are not learning braille in school.
Ways you can help

Braille Technology

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The Braille Me

This refreshable braille reader created by Innovision uses a groundbreaking new technology to power the braille display — allowing us to slash costs.
Read more about the Braille Me

Attend An Event

A blue dragon with a mouth full of teeth poised to take a bite out of the words: a million laughs for literacy."

Tasting with a Twist

In light of the guidelines for the COVID-19 pandemic, Tasting with a Twist has been postponed until the fall. In the mean time, please consider supporting NBP by making a birthday gift!
Make a Birthday Gift to NBP

What's New

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2020 Boston Marathon News

The 2020 Boston Marathon has been postponed to September 14th, but Team NBP — Erin Connors and Frank Luby — continue to train and raise critical funds for braille literacy. Help keep their spirits up over the next six months by supporting their fundraising efforts!
Support the Team NBP Runners
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Braille Textbooks

No student wants to be left behind, check out our textbooks.

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