Braille Is Alive, Well, and Ever-Evolving

The National Braille Press (NBP) is a nonprofit braille publisher that has been at the forefront of braille publishing since its founding in 1927. The organization produces and distributes braille books, reading materials, and technologies for blind readers across the nation. NBP’s mission is to support braille literacy, particularly among young readers. They have pioneered the “print/braille” book format, distributing mainstream children’s books with added braille. In addition to publishing mainstream books with added braille, NBP is the only organization in the U.S. that publishes its own books by blind authors for blind readers. They also subsidize their publishing arm through B2B business ventures. NBP believes in making braille affordable and accessible to all readers, and they have been at the forefront of technological innovations in the braille industry. Despite the rise of digital reading options, NBP believes that braille is still relevant and valuable, offering a more immersive reading experience for blind individuals. The organization strives to keep braille alive by making it physically and financially accessible to all.

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