This list is not necessarily a complete list of religious resources, nor does inclusion on this list imply ACB endorsement.
American Bible Society
New York, NY 10023-7505
To send an e-mail, go to http://www.americanbible.org/about/contact
They have a wide selection of large print bibles and audio bibles.
Association of Christian Ministries to the Blind
Braille Bibles International
Toll Free: 800-522-4253
Braille Bibles International www.braillebibles.org
The ACMB is an informal association of Christian ministries which agree to work together for each other's benefit and toward the common goal of fulfilling the Great Commission among people who are blind and deaf-blind. Members include Assemblies of God National Center for the Blind, Braille Bibles International, CARE Ministries, Clearer Vision Ministries, Lutheran Blind Mission, Lutheran Braille Workers, Spoken Word Ministries, and Tape Ministries NW.
Assemblies of God Center for the Blind
1445 N. Boonville Ave.
Springfield, MO 65802
Its mission is to produce quality, contemporary gospel presentations for the blind, and to find creative ways to make them available; to promote blind-friendly congregations through awareness, education, and training materials, and to help these congregations provide materials accessible to the blind; to increase the quality and quantity of Christian books, periodicals, and discipleship materials available to the blind; to provide Berean University courses, and leadership training material to equip the blind for Christian service; to develop and produce quality, contemporary Christian literature for blind children and children of blind parents using the latest techniques in braille, combination medias braille and large print, cassette and tactile, etc), and tactile graphics touchable pictures).
Aurora Ministries and Bible Alliance Mission, Inc.
Audio Bibles for the Blind
P.O. Box 621
Bradenton, FL 34206
Provides free audio Bibles to people throughout the world who are legally blind and print-handicapped.
The Blind Reader’s Page
Religion: Churches, Services, Scriptures, Devotions
The sites listed here are of two kinds: special missions to disabled people by a wide variety of religious groups, above all those that provide religious materials in accessible formats to their members; and collections of on-line religious texts that make available sacred scriptures, religious studies and devotional texts.
CARE Ministries, Inc.
P. O. Box 1830
Starkville, MS 39760-1830
Toll Free: 800-336-2232
CARE Ministries offers a variety of services to people who are blind or visually impaired, their families and their churches. Services include: availability of a cassette ministry containing a variety of Christian materials, Bible studies and publications; monthly distribution of the "Our Daily Bread" devotional and the "Evangelical Sunday School Teacher's Edition" lessons on cassette tape; a comprehensive Resource List of other Christian agencies providing services to people who are blind or visually impaired, and more.
Christian Blind Mission
450 E. Park Avenue
Greenville, SC 29601
Toll Free: 800-937-2264
CBM is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with disabilities living in the world’s most disadvantaged societies. They serve millions of the world’s most vulnerable and forgotten children, women and men through our sustainable, holistic approach, which includes prevention, treatment, education/ rehabilitation, and economic empowerment.
Christian Record Services
Christian Record Services provides free Christian magazines in braille, large print, and audio cassette; books with combined braille and print, enabling blind parents to read to their sighted children and sighted parents help their blind children learn to read Braille; 2,000 volumes in braille and audio cassette in their Lending Library and; gift bibles and study guides in braille, large print, and audio cassette. They operate camps for blind children throughout North America and provide limited scholarship assistance to blind young people trying to obtain a college education.
Clearer Vision Ministries, Inc.
PO Box 297
St. Augustine, FL 32085-0297
General correspondence: firstname.lastname@example.org
Free brochure, or subscription to VISIONARY VOICE newsletter: email@example.com
Audio cassette inquiries and requests (available to print impaired individuals only): firstname.lastname@example.org
Provides textbooks for print impaired Bible college students, inspirational materials and periodicals, all on cassette. All materials are available in English only, and, with the exception of Sound Truth Magazine, are presently available only in the United States and Canada. A catalog of the company's audio cassette lending library is also available in large print, braille, cassette or via e-mail by special request.
The Gospel Association for the Blind
PO Box 1162
Bunnell, FL 32110
The Gospel Association for the Blind, a Christian non-profit organization whose main purpose is "to win the blind for Christ, and train and equip them to win their fellow blind." This mission is a quote from our charter more than fifty years ago. Since our humble beginnings, God's precious word has been spread to the blind throughout the United States and most countries of the world. We truly minister to "the darkest of all dark missionary fields." The Gospel Association for the Blind offers a wide range of topics such as Bible studies, biographies, fiction and current issues, science, music and many other subjects for your enjoyment. Services are free and offered in print, cassette or Braille. Downloadable audio format is coming soon! The Gospel Association for the Blind provides a free monthly tape magazine "The Gospel Messenger". We also have a lending library filled with braille and recorded materials. Each year we sponsor a Bible centered camp.
International Christian Braille Mission
5210 MacCorkle Ave. SW
South Charleston, WV 25309-1010
International Christian Braille Mission, Inc. ICBM) produces and distributes New Testament Christian literature in formats readable by blind and visually impaired individuals. ICBM currently distributes material for evangelism and edification in approximately 20 countries worldwide, including England, Malawi, Thailand, India, Australia, Bangladesh, Cuba, and the United States.
JBI International (formerly Jewish Braille Institute of America)
110 East 30th Street
New York, NY 10016
Toll Free: 800-433-1531
Provides the visually impaired, blind, physically handicapped, and reading disabled of all backgrounds and ages with books, magazines and cultural programs in audio seven languages), large print and braille. JBI has a broad range of titles, with the largest collection of Jewish interest books for the blind and visually impaired. Free of charge to eligible persons.
Lutheran Blind Mission
P.O. Box 5000
Yucaipa, CA 92399
St. Louis area: 314-544-3100
They provide religious-education materials: Magazines and Devotions; Chapel / Mission Project Materials; BRF files for Braille reader or embosser; Lutheran Service Book in Braille and large type (PDF form).
Lutheran Braille Evangelism Association
1740 Eugene Street
White Bear Lake, MN 55110-3312
Fulfills its mission to communicate the message of Christ in braille, large print, audio tape and CD, and also in digital format through the popular hand-held talking BibleCourier
Lutheran Braille Workers, Inc.
13471 California St.
P.O. Box 5000
Yucaipa, CA 92399
Toll Free: 800-925-6092
Focuses on meeting the spiritual needs of people who are blind or visually impaired through provision of braille and large-print materials. Publications are distributed free of charge to more than 120 countries and in 30 languages) around the globe.
Spoken Word Ministries, Inc.
205 W. John St.
Mt Olive, NC 28365-1634
Provides a free monthly cassette magazine; a free tape magazine that helps blind Christians to grow in their Christian faith, and; Christian resources in braille, tape and large print formats to serve the special needs of the blind and visually impaired.
419 E. Grand Ave.
Escondido, CA 92025
Talking Bibles gives non-readers and the blind access to the Bible in their native languages. Talking Bibles produces audio recordings of translated Scriptures in hundreds of languages and makes these recordings accessible in the form of Talking Bibles for millions of people around the world who cannot read.
Tape Ministries NW
840 S. 192nd Street
Seattle, WA 98148
Their mission is to provide wholesome, inspirational recorded material for people who cannot read due to blindness, visual impairment or other disabilities. They aim to share the pure joy of reading through books that inspire, entertain and provide encouragement, comfort and hope.
Xavier Society for the Blind
154 E. 23rd St.
New York, NY 10010
Toll Free: 800-637-9193
Provides free spiritual and inspirational Roman Catholic reading materials and lending library services in braille, large print, audiocassette, and digital formats.