edited by Cynthia G. Hawkins
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NBP Announces its 2023 Boston Marathon® Team
Erin Connors and Katie Carvalho have committed to run the 2023 Boston Marathon® (April 17, 2023) in support of braille literacy and NBP. Erin, a Newbury, Mass. resident, is a five-time NBP marathon team member, a National Braille Press trustee, and is an associate director at Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Katie, a Boston resident and long-time NBP volunteer, works at Liberty Mutual Insurance.
APH Celebrates 165 Years
From their first embossing press in 1866 to the January 2023 introduction of the Monarch, a device for the delivery of braille and tactile graphics, APH has been a recognized innovator. To celebrate 165 years, APH announced the renovation and expansion of their campus in Louisville, Ky. Over 100,000 square feet of new construction will include a museum aptly named The Dot Experience. The current museum will close in early summer 2023, and reopen in 2025. For more information, visit www.aph.org.
New Book from NBP
New in the children’s section is “Dear Mr. Dickens,” by Nancy Churnin and Bethany Stancliffe. It’s available in UEB for ages 7 to 9, and shows children how to speak up for what is right, and to stand up against prejudice.
For more information, call toll-free, 1-800-548-7323, or visit www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/publications/index.html.
Request for Book Content
Emma Moor, the 21-year-old granddaughter of Dr. John Hinchcliff, former vice chancellor (president) of Auckland University of Technology, is seeking stories and/or anecdotes from those who are blind and/or deaf for a book project. For more information, contact [email protected].