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The HP Lexicon is happy to promote the fund raising efforts of fellow Potter fans to help put our beloved books (literally) into the hands of blind readers.

The National Braille Press is magically making Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows available in braille the same time as the print edition! Jo and Scholastic have done their part to make this happen. Even though it costs over $50 to make one copy in braille, the NBP is committed to providing them at the normal cost of a print version. In order to do this, the extra cost must be covered with donations. Please support this worthy cause if you are able.

More information can be found here: HP7 yahoo group, where you can discuss and ask questions. They’d love to hear from you if you are in the Boston area and can volunteer time to help make these books!

Money donations can be made here: Support Harry Potter in Braille
or click on the NBP logo to learn more.


Pensieve (Comments)

  • hpboy13

    This is truly wonderful. I feel so happy that blind people can enjoy that magical moment along with the rest of us. I would most definitely donate if I coudl (curse not having credit cards or $ on hand)

  • Phil Boswell

    Is there a Braille edition of the UK version as well?

  • Phil

    On 21 July 2007, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be the first ever novel in the UK to go on sale to the general public in audio formats, braille,
    large print and standard print simultaneously.

    The braille and Daisy audio versions, which are being published by RNIB, will enable thousands of blind and partially sighted people to read the same book
    at the same time as their sighted peers. This is a significant milestone as book fans often wait months, and some times even years, for a new book to be
    ‘translated’ into braille or audio format. However, when authors and publishers work in partnership with organisations such as RNIB it is possible to produce
    the same book, at the same time for blind and partially sighted readers.


  • Alisa

    this is awesome there is nothing better then a long Harry Potter book and now blind people can also enjoy it.I s there also a audio of every Harry Potter book?

  • Big_Kelpie

    This is awesome!
    It’s great that blind people can read it/listen to it at the same time as everybody else.

  • Elle

    Wow. That’s an amazingly kind thing for them to do.

  • Blindman15

    Ok, if you can’t tell from thecause of awesome technology I can get most books within a few months of the release. However, the quality isn’t all that great, as the books are scanned onto the internet and then converted into Electronic Braille… By the Way, this is perfectly legal in the United States so don’t sue me please. Anyhow, it’s really awesome that the NBP is doing this, otherwise I would have to spend a crap-load of money on an audiobook or, heaven forbid, wait a few days… or weeks, r month, before the dang thing was accessible to me.
    username, I’m blind. I can use a computer like everybody else, and be

  • Blindman15

    Wow, sorry about that last post. My screen reading software screwed up really bad. Anyhow, please forgive me for that. Oh, I’m sorry, but I can’t get this dang thing to write in paragraphs, so you’ll have to forgive the dumb formatting. Anyhow, this thing the Braille Press and RNIB is doing really is awesome. Usually, I would have to buy the audio version for lits more money than the regular, or wait until I could get a copy from the internet… which is perfectly legal if I get it in a Braille or electronic audio format and go through the propper channels. But this makes things so much easier, so much more afordable, and so much more exciting. Yeah, I’m really looking forward to this! You know, once I get off my lazy butt and find a job, I might donate to these guys.