Boston company produces 1st ever Braille edition of popular kids magazine

BOSTON — A first-ever braille edition of “National Geographic for Kids" is rolling off the press thanks to a company in Boston.

Carey Scouler, a proofreader at National Braille Press, went over the first-ever braille issue of the magazine that will be delivered to 3,500 kids across the country.

“It's fun to read it...learn new vocabulary, learn new words,” said Scouler.

Jaclyn Sheridan, with National Braille Press, said that turning a visually-layered, picture-heavy magazine into a version that's accessible to their readers is no simple task.

Transcribers combed over and reproduced the details the original version.

“The games are all reproduced. Braille has a way to do really, we try to keep the integrity of the original print text and present it in a way that's clear and fun for kids,” said Sheridan.

The result means every child has the chance to explore and adventure from the comfort of home.

“It's no different than any other concept a sighted kid would learn.  It's just about accessibility, and offering those opportunities to all kids,” said Sheridan.

To browse the bookshelves at National Braille Press, head to the company's website.