National Braille Press Offering Free Digital Downloads Due to COVID-19 Crisis

March 23, 2020

“Dinner Delivered,” “ Getting Visual Assistance with an iPhone” and “Navigating Healthcare”
 available through April 30th

National Braille Press (NBP) is offering free digital downloads to address some of the practical challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic for the blind and visually impaired. The free downloads will be available through April 30 and include Dinner Delivered, Getting Visual Assistance with an iPhone and Navigating Healthcare When All They Can See is That You Can’t. The digital downloads can be obtained in the following formats: Daisy, E-Braille and Word.  Print braille and orders delivered on USB/thumb drives will also be on sale at half price during this time.

“The National Braille Press wanted to do something to help people who are blind and visually impaired during this difficult time of the COVID-19 outbreak.  The free digital downloads provide information on basic needs including healthcare, food and accessing technology,” said Brian Mac Donald, President of the National Braille Press.

Dinner Delivered by Kim Loftis and Chris Grabowski guides the reader through the ins and outs, the good and the bad, of these food delivery services, such as GrubHub, Postmates, Amazon Fresh and Uber Eats, and provides tips for browsing, navigating the website and app versions, where applicable, and more.

Getting Visual Assistance with an iPhone by Judith Dixon takes the reader on an app tour of the 10 most user-friendly and accessible apps for getting visual assistance with an iPhone. Coverage includes assistance provided by apps through machine learning and artificial intelligence for identifying colors, currency, objects, and barcodes, as well as scene identification, handwriting recognition and reading short text. It also covers how to get assistance from sighted humans through apps such as AIRA and Be My Eyes.

Navigating Healthcare When All They Can See is That You Can’t by Deborah Kendrick explains how to best navigate healthcare situations, physically and programmatically, and explores which setting is most appropriate in given situations and what to expect when you get there.

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About National Braille Press

A non-profit braille publisher and producer of braille products, National Braille Press promotes literacy for blind children through outreach programs and provides access to information by producing information in braille for blind children and adults. For more information visit

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