Braille Literacy 

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...Increasing awareness and support for Braille literacy among blind children and adults.

For decades, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB)--the country's oldest and largest organization of blind persons--has been the leading champion of Braille literacy.  Offering a wealth of resources and knowledge, the NFB's Braille literacy program is the most comprehensive of its kind.

What We're Doing Now

Braille Literacy Programs

  • BELL Academies--A demonstration program to help provide intensive Braille instruction to low vision children during the summer months.

  • NFB ShareBraille--A consumer-driven online community allowing for the free exchange of used Braille books.

  • Braille Reading Pals--An early literacy program that gently encourages and rewards parents for reading daily with their blind or low vision children ages 0-7 (or older if the children have developmental delays) who are not yet reading.

  • Braille Certification Training Program--Courses in literary, mathematics, and music transcribing as well as literary and mathematics proofreading for Library of Congress certification.

For More Information

National Federation of the Blind
200 East Wells Street
      at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, MD 21230
Phone: 410-659-9314
Fax: 410-685-5653