Braille Across America 2021

Picture Of Two Men Standing Next To Each OtherThe National Braille Press (NBP) has a long history of helping the blind community; it was founded in 1927 by Francis Lerardi, who lost his sight in 1898 at 12 years old. The NBP offers programs that empower the blind and visually impaired.

The NBP’S first Braille Across America 2021 virtual running challenge raised over $137,000 from March 17 to April 19, 2021. The Braille Across America team walked, ran and biked coast to coast—covering 13,754 miles. This was to raise awareness about the importance of braille literacy across the country. The funds raised will help support the printing of books, tests, textbooks, technology books, children’s books, airline safety guides, and other braille materials for the blind community.

“Braille books cost more than regular print books, so only a small percentage of people have access to them,” said Jose Eguiguren, a local resident and member of the Beverly Ridge Lions Club. “I believe that, if you can educate the blind community through braille, you can empower them, so I immediately wanted to get involved.”

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“Braille Across America earns support from Lions”

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