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First-ever Braille Summit at Perkins!

The Braille Summit, hosted by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) and Perkins School for the Blind, brought braille experts from around the world to Perkins' Watertown, Mass., campus! People also participated electronically…

youtube logo We broadcast the entire three-day event (June 19-21) on Perkins official YouTube channel. All panels were live streamed and then recorded. Watch and listen to the Braille Summit below.
twitter logo We tweeted about the event. Follow @BrailleSummit and @perkins_daily for nearly every post on the Braille Summit. You can also reference the hashtag #nlsbraille and join the conversation.
email graphic For more questions on the Braille Summit, you can email During the event, people from all over chimed in on this channel.

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Panels on-demand

Final Plenary Roundtable Session

Braille Literacy & Promotion

Braille Technology

Braille Production

Braille Selection

The Event Kick-off: Braille Policy

Watch and listen to NLS Director Karen Keninger; Keynote Peter Osborne, Chief Braille Officer, Royal National Institute of Blind People, U.K.; Judy Dixon, Acting Braille Development Officer, NLS, Washington, D.C.; Steven Rothstein, President, Perkins School for the Blind; Janet LaBreck, Presidential Nominee for Commissioner, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Washington, D.C.; Michael Yudin, Acting Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education, Washington, D.C.

*Use headphones for low audio levels on speakers.