National Braille Press to Host Virtual Graduation
A celebration on June 4 to honor blind and visually impaired 2020 High School and College graduates
The traditional cap and gown graduation ceremonies around the world are being reimagined due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the National Braille Press is planning on hosting a virtual premier graduation for blind and visually impaired 2020 high school and college graduates. The virtual graduation ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 4, 2020, at 7pm on YouTube and Facebook. All blind and visually impaired graduating students from across the globe are invited to participate by registering at this link with the NBP by May 31, 2020.
The graduation ceremony will include inspiring words of advice from National Braille Press President Brian Mac Donald, Haben Girma, a disability rights attorney and Harvard Law School’s first Deafblind graduate and Kathy Schneider, Ph.D., Senior Psychologist Emerita of the University of Wisconsin Counseling Service, author and longtime supporter of NBP.
Each registered graduating student participating in the virtual ceremony will receive a gift from the NBP of a magnet with a quote in braille.
Brian Mac Donald, President of National Braille Press
Haben Girma, Harvard Law School’s first Deafblind graduate, was the featured speaker at the NBP Gala in 2016. She is an internationally acclaimed accessibility leader and has been recognized as a White House “Champion of Change,” Forbes 30 under 30 leader and BBC Women of Africa Hero.
Kathy Schneider, Ph.D., Senior Psychologist Emerita of the University of Wisconsin Counseling Service, author and longtime supporter of NBP.
2020 High School and College graduates
Thursday, June 4, 2020
NBP’s YouTube and Facebook pages
About National Braille Press
National Braille Press is a non-profit braille publisher and producer of braille products. NBP creates products and programs to support braille literacy in the blind community and to provide access to information that empower blind people to actively engage in work, family, and community. For more information visit www.nbp.org