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Announcements

NOPBC RESOURCES

NOPBC Webinars
https://www.nopbc.org/all-events#main-content
The National Organization of Parents of Blind Children hosts a webinar on the third Thursday of each month. Topics have included raising blind children with additional disabilities, choosing children's books that present positive blind characters, Blind Equality Achievement Month, and Consent and Boundaries throughout the Lifespan. Recordings of past webinars are available.
 

CONTEST

Braille Readers Are Leaders 2021-2022
https://www.actionfund.org/bral
December 1, 2021 through January 21, 2022
Registration is now open for the 2021-2022 Braille Readers Are Leaders contest. The contest is sponsored by the American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults in conjunction with the National Federation of the Blind. This year participants will count the minutes they have read instead of logging the number of pages they have completed. Participants will be able to log their minutes day by day on the Beanstack platform. The contest is open to Braille readers in grades K-12, and there is also a category for adults. For more information and to register for the contest, visit the webpage listed above.

BRAILLE BOOKS IN SPANISH

Spanish Interest Form for Braille Books
https://www.actionfund.org/form/en-espanol-formulario-de-interes
The American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults provides free Braille books to thousands of blind children each year. The Action Fund is exploring interest in providing Braille books in Spanish. If you or someone you know could benefit from receiving Spanish Braille books, please visit the webpage listed above.

AWARD

Touch of Genius Prize
https://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/technology/tog.html
Contact: Heather MacLeod, [email protected]
Application Deadline: January 14, 2022

The Touch of Genius Prize for Innovation recognizes entrepreneurs, educators, or inventors whose work promotes Braille and tactile literacy for blind and deafblind people worldwide. The prize can be granted for innovative and accessible computer software applications, tactile hardware, or curriculum that promotes Braille and/or tactile literacy. National Braille Press (NBP), the sponsor of the award, encourages applicants to think outside the box about ways to help improve the lives of blind people. Even if you have applied in previous years, you are encouraged to apply again! The winner of this prize will receive up to $10,000, which will help them to continue to innovate in the fields of technology and education for blind people.

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