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Kim Nova, Editor
$18.00
Adult Books
Self Help
Since 1927, this popular magazine has been written and edited especially for blind women.

Research & Development

CBI aims to be a hub for braille research and technology. As part of NBP, CBI's hope is to spread the word on the importance of braille and tactile literacy, while developing products to put it directly in the hands of the blind community.

CBI Products

Over 25 people have volunteered their time, enthusiasm, and expertise to CBI projects. Individual engineers, researchers, TVIs, and organizations such as Google, IBM, ETS, University of Michigan, M.I.T., Northeastern University, and UCLA have contributed to our common goals at CBI.

The Center for Braille Innovation

The CBI team is a diverse group of people who volunteer their time and expertise to make braille products available and affordable. From around the world we collaborate with engineers, researchers, TVI's, and technological innovators, such as Google, IBM, Apple, Microsoft, Verizon, Motorola, and other organizations and universities around the world.

The Center for Braille Innovation

The CBI team is a diverse group of people who volunteer their time and expertise to make braille products available and affordable. From around the world we collaborate with engineers, researchers, TVI's, and technological innovators, such as Google, IBM, Apple, Microsoft, Verizon, Motorola, and other organizations and universities around the world.

Children's Braille Book Club Membership - 1 year

$120.00
Children's Books
Print/Braille
We offer a new print-braille children's book every month for preschool through third grade. Membership is free, or join to receive books automatically for $120/year, or $60/six months.

Children's Braille Book Club Membership - 6 months

$60.00
Children's Books
Print/Braille
A Great Gift Subscription! For $60, you automatically receive six monthly print/braille books.

Syndicated Columnists Weekly

National Braille Press
$50.00
Adult Books
Self Help
A 36-page braille weekly newspaper that contains the best editorials of the week, written by syndicated columnists. Spend your commute time reading the paper, too! Save on a two-year subscription for $45.

Syndicated Columnists Weekly

National Braille Press
$28.00
Adult Books
Self Help
A 36-page braille weekly newspaper that contains the best editorials of the week, written by syndicated columnists. Spend your commute time reading the paper, too! One year subscription for $24.

Careers at National Braille Press

About the position: National Braille Press is seeking a reliable and energetic individual to work in the finishing department of a small, well-established braille publishing company in Boston, Massachusetts. Responsibilities include the collation, binding, and packaging of customized braille material, text reading and other minor administrative tasks. Basic knowledge of PC and Microsoft Word/Excel required. This is a full-time position in a demanding and fast-paced production environment.

A Tour of National Braille Press

Producing braille begins with transcription. Transcriptionists use special software, such as Duxbury, to transcribe written/print words into braille code. Most books arrive at NBP in hard copy and are scanned into a digital file, although some do arrive digitally. Braille code looks similar to HTML and other computer coding, using different sequences for complex formatting of braille letters, words, paragraphs, and pages. Transcriptionists need to look at all the pages, fix contractions, number the pages, and format the words center, bold, italic, etc before the braille copy is reviewed by a proofreader.

Our Staff

One fourth of our staff has a disability, predominantly blindness, filling positions at all levels. A fundamental belief at NBP is that blind people can, want to, and should work for companies that value talent and hard work above all.Our transcribers and proofreaders ensure the highest quality braille materials. All of our transcribers are certified by the Library of Congress and have competencies in one or more of the following codes: literary, Nemeth, computer, and music braille. Our proofreaders are braille readers, also certified by the Library of Congress, and collectively bring over 80 years of experience to the job.

Get Involved

You can make a difference in the lives of blind people by getting involved with National Braille Press.