Producers of Braille Documents
This may not be a complete listing of braille document producers. It is not an endorsement by the American Council of the Blind.
If you cannot find what you are looking for here, try searching on Duxbury’s World Wide Braille Producers page—which includes braille producers in foreign countries--at www.duxburysystems.com/brailleprod.asp or NLS Reference Directories page at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/directories/sources.html.
Many of these providers also produce large print and other accessible formats.
242 James Street
PO Drawer 160)
Clayton NY 13624
Toll Free: 800-263-2750
Toll Free Fax: 800-563-1687
They transcribe print documents as well as specialty items such as braille/print labels and tags for products. Price quotes are available upon request.
1421 West 12th Street
Bloomington IN 47404
They will transcribe textbooks, technical manuals, product catalogs, and other documents. Price quotes are available upon request.
Adapt to Dot
Attn: Jennifer Johnson
2709 Napoleon Street
Indianapolis IN 46203
A home-based braille transcription service that caters to individual service. They can receive documents in print or on disk.
Adapt to Dot can handle literary braille, math, and computer-related materials, but not music. They can accommodate a rush job for an extra charge. Contact them for price quotes.
Alabama Instructional Resource Center for the Blind
705 South Street East
Talladega, AL 35160
Produces accessible textbooks and educational material for blind and visually impaired students in the state of Alabama. Takes on additional Braille translation projects in literary and Nemeth Braille as time permits.
American Council of the Blind
American Printing House for the Blind
Associated Services for the Blind (ASB)
919 Walnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19107
ASB offers a complete, full-scale braille production department on-site. They large-scale output, and custom braille, where they have the ability to braille everything from a single utility bill to school textbooks to restaurant menus. Call for an estimate of price and turnaround time.
Audio & Braille Literacy Enhancement, Inc.
Central Library Building
803 West Wells Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233
Provides high quality audio, digital and braille transcriptions of a broad range of printed materials, including school textbooks, adult and children's library books, magazines, professional job-related materials, tax forms, medical handouts, crucial health-related materials, restaurant menus and even wedding programs.
Baruch College Computer Center for the Visually Impaired
1 Bernard Baruch Way, Box H-0648
New York NY 10010
CCVIP Braille Services
Do you or your organization need materials in Braille? CCVIP’s Braille Production service is both quick and affordable. We produce short documents and brochures.
This service is available to companies, organizations and individuals. If you are interested, please call CCVIP at 646-312-1420 for more information.
Blind Industries and Services of Maryland
Braille Access Center
Washington State School for the Blind (WSSB)
2214 E. 13th Street
Vancouver, WA 98661-4120
(360) 696-6321, ext. 183
The Braille Services Team offers affordable certified translation in literary, science, mathematics, foreign languages and music of a wide variety of documents.
549 Cambridge Drive
Saginaw TX 76179
Can transcribe literary and Nemeth braille, as well as tactile graphics for worksheets, flyers, greeting cards, etc. Offers a line of brailled specialty items.
Braille Center, region 4 ESC
7145 W. Tidwell Road
Houston TX 77092 -2096
Their mission is to provide error-free braille material to people with visual impairments in a timely manner. Region 4 employs about 8 people working full time to produce braille books K-12 students, primarily Texas; specialist in doing standardized tests & graphics (certified literary, proofreading, member NBA]), They also provide braille services for other organizations.
3713 Swift Run Court, Suite 100
Abingdon, MD 21009
General information/sales: email@example.com or bob@brailleEnterprises.com
Produces menus for restaurants, greeting cards, brochures, program handouts, utility bills, training materials, business cards, certificates. Also produces large-print.
The Braille House
14103 Galvani Dr.
Cypress TX 77429
Telephone and Fax: 281-894-8485
The Braille House is a small Texas based business that specializes in braille transcribing of textbooks and related materials for colleges, universities, and other educational institutions all across America. They provide braille transcription services for Literary, Math, Science, Foreign Language, and Computer related materials. They also provide tactile graphics for the above mentioned subjects. Prices for transcribing will vary depending on the subject matter to be transcribed. For price quotations and delivery information please call or e-mail their office.
65-B Town Hall Square
Falmouth, MA 02540
Braille Inc. can receive documents in print or on IBM disks for braille transcription. English and foreign language literary braille, Nemeth code, diagrams (figures, charts, tables, schematics), and music braille
Braille Institute of America
Braille Press Services
741 North Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Toll Free: 800-272-4553 and ask for Braille Publishing
To send an e-mail, go to
Braille Press Services of the Braille Institute produces more than 9.2 million pages of braille annually. Items include restaurant menus, children’s textbooks, ballots, maps, and bus schedules. Price quotes are available on request.
4910 Dawnview Terrace
Golden Valley MN 55422
firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.brailleit.com/ for an e-mail form.
Braille It transcription service is a self-run home-based business run by Maureen Pranghofer. BrailleIt.com has the technology and skill to produce high quality braille documents in an affordable, timely, and professional manner.
Braille materials can be produced from print, CD or email files sent in a doc, or pdf format.
Approximate costs are as follows:
- $1.00 per print page (minimum charge $5.00)
- $.75 per page if more than one copy is needed.
- $6.00 per bind of each volume. Binding is sturdy spiral with a crystal see-through front cover and black back cover. Volumes can have covers labeled in Braille upon request.
- $100.00 additional fee if items are not sent via email and need to be scanned in from hard copy.
- $50.00 if material is sent in PDF format
4545 1re Avenue,
Québec, Canada G1H 2S8
Toll Free: 877-272-4553
70 West Madison St.,
Three First National Plaza, Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60602-4270
Jymico produces scientific documents, tactile graphics, and music,
They are a Canadian business dedicated to equal access. They provide braille and large print products such as restaurant menus, hotel directories, business cards, and braille signage to Canadian and international customers.
PO Box 1104
Gilbert, AZ 85299-1104
Braille Plus accepts information in print, on disk, or via fax. Your print document can be turned into any alternate format, from hard copy or electronic file. Documents and faxes that are not scannable are hand entered. Files from most software applications are usable.
Rates vary, depending on the type of document being prepared. The more technical or complex it is, the higher the cost. Each format also has its own materials cost. Sometimes the best solution is to prepare a project in a combination of formats. Contact us and they will gladly provide a free estimate.
Braille Plus, Inc.
2659 Commercial St SE, Suite 264
Salem, OR 97302
To send an e-mail go to http://brailleplus.net/contact-us/
They are expert in producing print documents in all four major alternate formats. Rates vary, depending on the type of document being prepared. The more technical or complex it is, the higher the cost. Each format also has its own materials cost. Contact them for a free estimate.
941-942 Darby Lake St.
Seffner, FL 33584
Toll Free: 800-258-7544
Offers restaurant menus, transportation schedules, financial statements, and other documents in braille; also large print and screen reader accessible files.
Canadian Braille Press
1335 Leeds Avenue, Unit 7
Canada K1B 5K9
Toll Free: 888-236-0829
Produces Monthly & Annual Reports, Policy Statements, Invoices & Billing, Brochure & Schedules, Manuals, Directories, Guidebooks, Collateral Materials, Information Packages, Procedural Information, Menus, and more in braille. Also produces large print.
Canadian National Institute for the Blind
Accessible Text Service
1929 Bayview Ave
Toronto ON M4G 3E8
Toll Free: 800-563-2642 ask for ext. 4222
The CNIB Library is one of the largest producers of materials in accessible formats in the world; including braille, audio, large print and tactile.
Carolyn’s Braille Services
PO Box 704
Edmonds WA 98020
To send an e-mail, go to http://cmbrailleservices.com/contact/
Certified by LOC/NLS in Literary Braille Transcribing. Professional braille transcription, creative solutions, over 20 year’s experience. Long and short jobs for individuals, businesses, organizations, government. Fees start at $.25/braille page; $10 minimum. Produces brailled menus, legal and medical documents, bank statements, pay stubs, workplace materials, training manuals, seminar and workshop materials, bus schedules, letters, invitations, spice bottle labels, address lists and so much more.
Cat's Meow Braille Transcription
P. O. Box 8289
Wichita, KS 67208-0289
Cat's Meow Braille Transcription transcribes printed materials into high quality Braille documents. Materials may be submitted either electronically or in print. I am certified by the Library of Congress in literary Braille transcription and am working toward certification in Nemeth Code.
Fees are based on the size and complexity of the project, the medium by which materials are submitted, and the desired completion date. All documents need to be seen before I can release a firm quote. Call for quotes or additional information.
7000 Hamilton Avenue
Cincinnati OH 45231
513-522-3860 – phone
To send an e-mail, go to www.clovernook.org/contact.php
As a large braille press, they can produce production orders of books and magazines. Price quotes are available upon request.
Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind
Services for the Visually Impaired
8720 Georgia Avenue, Suite 210
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Produces agendas, brochures, budgets, business cards, correspondence, directories, greeting cards, invitations, letters, manuals, and restaurant menus in braille.
Crawford Technologies USA Inc.
45 St Clair Avenue West, Suite 102
Canada, M4V 1K9
New York Office:
22 Depot Street
PO Box 5198
Potsdam, New York 13676-5198
Fort Collins Office:
2950 East Harmony Road, Suite 291
Fort Collins, CO 80528
To send an e-mail, go to www.crawfordtech.com/contact-us/contact-us
Crawford Technologies offer a range of Document Accessibility Services, such as Braille printing services, large-print documents and conversion to audio and eText.
1754 Quarry Lane
P.O. Box 927
Valley Forge, PA 19482-0927
To send an e-mail, go to www.dancingdots.com/main/info.htm
Dancing Dots can transcribe a printed score or create the braille transcription from your Lime, MusicXML or MIDI computer music files.
Easy to Read Documents
4326 W. Colby
Springfield, MO 65802
Contracts, appliance instructions, bills and statements, hotel room information, menus, legal documents, rental agreements, guide books, business cards, etc. – all should be available in braille or large print..
You send us your document (clean, typed or printed, on disc or electronically) and they return your original and the requested braille/large print copy(s), on 8-1/2 by 11 paper, both sides (if appropriate), coil bound, stapled or punched.
Education Service Center, Region 20
1314 Hines Avenue
San Antonio, Texas 78208-1899
Toll Free: 800-514-9310
The trained and certified employees of the Braille Services Department at ESC-20 provide transcription and production of quality braille materials. For information on services or pricing, please contact them.
2221 Yonge Street, Suite 406
Toronto, ON M4S 2B4
Toll Free 888-480-0000
Technical Support: 888-269-8180
Send documents to email@example.com
Frontier Computing accepts information in print or on disk, in DOS or Windows formats. They produce both single-sided and interpoint braille on either 8.5" by 11" or 11" by 11.5" paper. They handle literary, Nemeth and computer braille in English or French, but do not transcribe music.
For interpoint, they charge $2.00 Canadian per page. For single-sided, the price is $1.00 Canadian. Turnaround for short jobs is 24 hours. For longer jobs, 72 hours or more. They do rush service in 8 hours.
Future Aids: The Braille Superstore
(A Division of MarvelSoft Enterprises, Inc.)
33222 Lynn Ave.
V2S 1C9 Canada
Toll Free: 800-987-1231
Toll-Free Fax: 800-985-1231
Simply send an e-mail and indicate how many copies of the document you need brailled. Then, just copy and paste the text you would like transcribed into the body of the e-mail, and hit Send. (Please note that they no longer accept attached documents, the text must be present in the body of the e-mail that requests the transcription. In addition, they cannot work from printed hard-copies - an electronic file must be supplied.) If you need your Braille documents urgently, please kindly also include your phone number in the e-mail message, so they can finalize the order and ship your box as quickly as possible. Once they have received and reviewed your document, you will be contacted via e-mail with a price quote.
700 Farabee Ct.
Lafayette, IN 47905
Toll Free: 866-693-3687
Sales Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Toll Free: 866-693-3687. ext. 202
Standardized tests, and school textbooks (usually but not always Nemeth materials). Both large-scale projects and specialty items,
The Lighthouse International
111 E. 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
The Print Access Center can convert all kinds of conventional printed material into an accessible format, by enlarging or scanning it, or by translating a document into braille. They can also download documents and resources from the Internet.
Braille Services are available to any person or company wishing to have material transcribed into braille. Types of material transcribed include menus, letters, greeting cards, •college exams, radio and TV scripts for commercials, signage and brochures for museum exhibits, law exam boards, and healthcare provider member handbooks
Hadley School for the Blind
700 Elm Street
Winnetka IL 60093
Toll Free: 800-323-4238
Brailles personal items such as greeting cards, invitations, short personal letters of one to two pages, labels for identifying belongings and other short print items of a personal nature. Mailing of greeting card to the recipient is included if you provide Hadley with a print card and the name and address of the person you want it mailed to. To be eligible for the mailing service, the recipient must be visually impaired and eligible to receive free matter. Fee: Negotiable (Free estimate)
Helen Keller Services for the Blind
Helping Hands Braille Ministries/Source of Light Ministries International
1011 Mission Road
Madison, Georgia 30650
706-342-0397 Ext 115
Helping Hands Braille Ministries, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation established for the purpose of supplying Christian literature in braille and/or other specialized formats for use by the visually impaired. Their goal is to provide these materials to the readers at minimal cost to them. All of their staff and workers are volunteers and they are dependent entirely on the Lord for their financial needs.
Although their primary objective is the production of evangelical Christian literature, they will also transcribe other materials as time permits, provided they are not in conflict with their primary objective.
Horizons for the Blind
125 Erick St., A103
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Toll Free: 800-318-2000
They provide accessible billing and financial statements, newsletters, restaurant menus, hotel directories and user manuals for cell phones and other electronic equipment. They process over 25,000 billing statements per month in braille, large print and audio for financial institutions, utility companies, communications companies and others.
Jewish Braille Institute
110 East 30th Street
New York NY 10016
Toll Free: 800-433-1531
JBI produces a great deal of customized Braille for blind children and adults.
1335 Leeds Ave.
Ottawa ON K1B 5K9
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Braille printing and braille signs, stickers, business cards, overlays for different products (such as wine bottles).
Kansas Braille Transcription Institute (KBTI)
P.O. Box 48091
Wichita KS 67501
Hours of operation: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST
Low-cost and speedy turnaround Braille transcription services: literary, early developmental braille literacy, textbook, Nemeth, music, tactile graphics (raised line drawing, collage, and computer-generated), multiple foreign languages (including Arabic), proofreading, low-cost mass production capabilities, binding/labeling/shipping. Provides large print: full color, black-and-white, low-cost mass production capabilities, binding/labeling/shipping. Also offers free braille transcription training and proofreading to the level of national certification (distance learning). Repairs both manual and electric Braille writers.
Lighthouse Louisiana (formerly Lighthouse for the Blind New Orleans)
123 State Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Toll Free: 888-792-0163
To send an e-mail, go to www.lighthouselouisiana.org/Contact-Us
Brailles textbooks and smaller items such as menus, outpatient instructions, and greeting cards.
Louisiana Center for the Blind
Lutheran Braille Workers
Lutheran Braille Workers produces Braille Bibles in Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Cantonese, Estonian, French, Indonesian, Kiswahili, Latvian, Malayalam, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, and English Contracted and Un-contracted Braille.
A Grade 2 Bible produced by Lutheran Braille Workers consists of 37 volumes embossed on durable 10x12 quality Braille paper with a production cost of $185 per set. Each Bible takes up 5 feet of shelf space and is lovingly produced by their volunteers. The Bibles are provided free of charge to blind and vision impaired readers throughout the world. In addition to the Bible, LBW also offers a variety of other Christian books and pamphlets in multiple languages.
Massachusetts Association for the Blind
Metrolina Association for the Blind
VP Accessible Braille Services
704 Louise Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204
Documents may be received in electronic data files as encrypted data sent over public networks, data sent to a file transfer protocol drop box, or data sent over a dedicated data line. ABS also accepts paper hardcopies, which can be scanned and edited by their editors for production in Braille, large print and audio CD format.
Midwestern Braille Volunteers
104 W Adams Ave
Kirkwood MO,US 63122
Braille production of Textbooks; Fiction; Non Fiction; Newsletters; Play Scripts; Manuals; Job instructions; ; Menus; Patient Instructions; Recipes; Cook books; Legal Documents; Contracts; Wills; Music; Personal letters; Greeting Cards; Invitations; and Financial Statements
Michigan Braille Transcribing Fund
Multimedia Transcription Service (MTS)
131 Main Street, Suite 120
Hackensack, New Jersey 07601
Their product offerings consist of all types of print material transcribed into braille, large print, and audiocassette to ensure full access for people with vision loss.
National Braille Press, Inc.
88 St. Stephen Street
Boston, MA 02115
Toll Free: 888-965-8965
National Braille Press handles every type of braille and large-print job for organizations across the country. Their highly-automated, desktop division makes it feasible for them to produce a few copies of a document--a service which has grown with the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
3426 Bridlewood Court
Bellingham, WA 98226
360-756-1296 (home) 214-264-8895 (office)
Produces literary works, textbooks; children's books; foreign language materials; specialized educational; materials; custom tactile graphics; personal and professional correspondence; business cards; flyers ; and promotional materials; bus schedules; forms; menus; and custom corporate projects in braille. TechAdapt can work with files from virtually any publishing package, such as PostScript, QuarkXPress, Adobe PDF, Adobe InDesign/PageMaker/FrameMaker, Microsoft Publisher, XML, Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format, HTML, WordPerfect and others.
T-Base Communications Inc.
806 Commerce Park Drive
Ogdensburg, NY 13669
19 Main Street
Ottawa, ON K1S 1A9
Toll Free: 800-563-0668
T-Base Communications provides alternative format solutions, assisting government and Fortune 500 companies to communicate with their customers who cannot access information in conventional ways. Specializing in website accessibility, braille, large print, e-Text and audio formats, these services offer leading organizations the opportunity to reach a wider audience while simultaneously meeting the diverse information needs of their client base.
Braille Production Specialist
7501 Ridge Boulevard Apt 2A
Brooklyn NY 11209
No web address
Information can be submitted for brailling via email, on cassette, computer disk, or in clean-copy print. Paper sizes range from index cards to 1" by 11.5" paper. They can also prepare material in grade two braille for electronic use on a braille display. They do not transcribe music, scientific notation, or math. Braille pages are interpoint unless single-sided is preferred. The price is $1.00 per braille page. Very elaborate formatting may be subject to an additional transcription charge. For multiple copies, the price drops to $.25 per page.
Spiral binding and covers are optional at a cost of $1.00 to $3.00 per volume, depending on size. Turn-around time is two days to several weeks, depending on the size of the job and prior bookings. Priority service is available for an additional charge.
VP Braille Service
Volunteer Braille Services
Attn: Cindi Laurent, Coordinator
1710 Douglas Drive
Golden Valley, MN 55422
They braille textbooks, math, library, and foreign language materials. Price quotes are available upon request.
Washington State Braille Services
2214 East 13th Street
Vancouver WA 98661-1420
Brailles bills; bus schedules; business cards; business forms; catalogs; concert programs; conference materials; court hearings; equipment manuals; government documents; hotel information; informational brochures; newsletters; religious material; restaurant menus; textbooks; various service letters; voter’s pamphlets.
This web page was last updated May 15, 2013.