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The 2021 Touch of Genius Prize Application Is Available!

Posted by Edie Shimel on 11/01/2020

Louis Braille Touch of Genius Prize logo, win up to $10,000.

Now is the time to apply for the 2021 National Braille Press Touch of Genius Prize for Innovation before the January 15, 2021 deadline!

The Touch of Genius Prize was developed to inspire entrepreneurs, educators or inventors to continue the promotion of braille and tactile literacy for blind and deafblind people worldwide. This prize can be granted for innovative and accessible computer software applications, tactile hardware, or curriculum that promotes braille and/or tactile literacy. NBP encourages all applicants to think outside the box to what can be used to help improve the lives of blind people.

The winner of this prize will receive up to $10,000, which will help them to continue to innovate in the fields of technology and education for blind people. The Gibney Family Foundation, helped fund and establish this award in 2007, inspiring people to go beyond what was thought possible.  We are grateful for their continued support.

Visit our Touch of Genius Page to download your application and to learn more.  All questions can be directed to tmcbride@nbp.org.

We look forward to seeing your innovative ideas!


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