This is not a complete listing of braille document producers. Nor is it 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 Guides page at https://www.loc.gov/nls/about/services/reference-publications/guides/.
Many of these providers also produce large print and other accessible formats.
Transcribes print documents as well as specialty items such as braille/print labels and tags for products. Price quotes are available upon request.
Transcribes textbooks, technical manuals, product catalogs, and other documents. Price quotes are available upon request.
Adapt to Dot
Attn: Jennifer Johnson
2709 Napoleon St.
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
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
Can handle small to medium-size jobs, from playbills and notices to letters, memoranda, etc. For information on services and pricing, contact them.
American Printing House for the Blind
Associated Services for the Blind (ASB)
ASB offers a complete, full-scale braille production department on-site. Does 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.
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.
Blind Industries and Services of Maryland
Can produce up to 500 copies of a document. Call or e-mail for a quote
Braille Access Center
The Braille Access Center 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.
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 by Multimedia Transcription Service (MTS)
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.
Braille Center, Region 4 ESC
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 for K-12 students, primarily Texas; specializes in doing standardized tests & graphics (certified literary, proofreading, member NBA). Also provides braille services for other organizations.
Produces menus for restaurants, greeting cards, brochures, program handouts, utility bills, training materials, business cards, certificates. Also produces large-print.
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 per print page (minimum charge $5)
- $0.75 per page if more than one copy is needed.
- $6 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 additional fee if items are not sent via email and need to be scanned in from hard copy.
- $50 if material is sent in PDF format
Braille Jymico Inc.
4545 1st Avenue
Québec QC Canada G1H 2S8
United States Office:
111 West Jackson, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60604-3589
Toll-free: 1 877 BRAILLE (1-877-272-4553)
Fax: (418) 624-0994
Email : email@example.com
Web site : www.braillejymico.com
Braille Jymico produces documents in alternative formats for students with vision impairments or other print disabilities.
- Various disciplines (literature, sciences, music, phonetics, etc.);
- Various languages (German, English, Arabic, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Mandarin, etc.).
- Tactile graphics (human anatomy, biology, maps, diagrams, geometric figures, etc.)
Also offers texts in large print, audio, e-text and accessible PDF formats.
They are a Canadian business dedicated to equal access. They provide braille and large print products such as restaurant menus, hotel directories, business cards, plaques, and braille signage to Canadian and international customers. Also translates legal documents, exams, reference materials, instruction booklets, emergency plans, and election materials into braille.
Braille Plus accepts information in print or electronically. 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. Contact them for a free estimate.
Braille Plus, Inc.
They are expert in producing print documents in all four major alternate formats: braille, large print, audio and electronic. 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. Also offers braille consulting services.
Braille This, LLC
Braille This, LLC is a print to braille transcription/embossing service specializing in literary materials (all types) and Nemeth materials (grades K-3rd). Offering uncontracted (Grade 1) or contracted (grade 2), single-sided or interpoint (double-sided) materials. Accepts print, thumb drive, or email documents. Also offers binding services and interlining services. All materials transcribed, embossed and proofread by a certified teacher of the blind. You can now find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BrailleThis.
941-942 Darby Lake St.
Seffner, FL 33584
Web site: www.brailleworks.com
Offers restaurant menus, transportation schedules, financial statements, and other documents in braille; also large print and screen reader accessible files.
Also offers braille business card services.
Braille and Print: Send us your artwork and we will print and braille your business cards. We print one- or two-sided cards in color or black ink, the choice is yours. Braille is embossed directly onto thick and strong 80 lb. white cover-stock. We also offer graphic design services if you need your business card artwork created.
Note: For print vendors, we can add Braille to your existing business cards as long as they are not cut and are still on an 8 ½ x 11 sheet with trim-marks. We can only emboss on 80 lb. cover (no gloss or UV coating).
We braille up to 4 lines, 13 characters per line, on a standard-sized business card (3 ½ x 2 inches). All braille business cards are embossed in BANA-compliant braille.
Canadian Braille Press
Produces monthly & annual reports, policy statements, invoices & billing, brochures & 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: 1-800-563-2642 ext. 4222
Fax: (416) 480-7700
Web site: www.cnib.ca/en/services/cnib_web_digital_accessibility_services/digital_documents_PDF_services/Pages/default.aspx
The CNIB Library is one of the largest producers of materials in accessible formats in the world; including braille, audio, large print and tactile.
Cat’s Meow Braille Transcription
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.
Cat’s Meow has done a variety of projects:
- Business cards
- Phone bills
- Crossword puzzle
- Textbooks (high school and college)
- Christmas cards
- Labels for hot sauce bottles
- PowerPoint presentations
- Employee benefits statement
- Bank statements
- Personal letters
- Film prop
- Restaurant menus
- Church’s “Statement of Faith”
- Playing cards
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.
CCVIP at Helen Keller Services for the Blind
180 Livingston Street, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone reservation is required; call Lisa Saunders, (718) 522-2122 ext. 2716.
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.
Cincinnati Bindery & Packaging
2838 Spring Grove Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45225
Cell: (513) 448-5846
Fax: (513) 542-9777
Binds and repairs braille books; also produces braille. Can make any type of book, any size, any quantity you need. Also manufactures binders, slipcases and boxes.
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
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 Ave. W., Suite 102
Toronto, ON M4V 1K9
Fax: (416) 923-8897
New York Office:
22 Depot St.
PO Box 5198
Potsdam, NY 13676-5198
Fax: (315) 274-9073
Crawford Technologies offer a range of Document Accessibility Services, such as Braille printing services, large-print documents and conversion to audio and eText.
Dancing Dots can transcribe a printed score or create the braille transcription from your Lime, MusicXML or MIDI computer music files.
Education Service Center, Region 20
1314 Hines Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78208-1899
Fax: (210) 370-5696
To contact Jesse Bonilla, go to https://www.esc20.net/page/ContactJesseBonilla.
Web site: https://www.esc20.net/page/bhrs_braille.Home
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.
Fabulous Braille Documents
Contact: Christina McCune
H: (316) 925-1977
C: (316) 500-7864
Contact for pricing information and payment plans.
1 St. Clair Ave. W., Suite 202
Toronto, ON, M4V 1K6
Technical support: 1-888-269-8180
Fax: (416) 489-6693
Send documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: www.frontiercomputing.on.ca/
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.
Abbotsford, BC V2S 1C9
Toll-free fax: 1-800-985-1231
Web site: http://www.braillebookstore.com/Copy-Center
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 email, and hit Send. (Please note that they no longer accept attached documents; the text must be present in the body of the email 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 email 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.
Hadley Institute for the Blind
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
Produces braille and large-print textbooks.
Full spectrum braille service provider, transcribing braille since 2004. Providing transcription of any materials from textbooks and educational materials to insurance and legal documents. Elementary to college level transcription services available with a specialty in higher level math and sciences. Other services include tactile illustration (in-house illustrator), thermoforming, digital file delivery, embossing (single-sided, interpoint, and Tiger), binding, labeling, Braille consulting, and proofreading. NLS Certified in Literary Braille and Literary Braille Proofreading. Fluent in: UEB, UEB Technical, Nemeth, EBAE, Foreign Language, Computer Braille Code, Promising Practices, Formats and More. Contact for information and pricing.
Horizons for the Blind
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.
JBI produces a great deal of customized braille for blind children and adults.
Kansas Braille Transcription Institute (KBTI)
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.
Brailles textbooks and smaller items such as menus, outpatient instructions, and greeting cards.
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 uncontracted 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.
Metrolina Association for the Blind
VP Accessible Braille Services
704 Louise Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28204
Telephone: (704) 372-3870
Web site: https://www.mabnc.org/accessible-document-services
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. 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
Braille production of textbooks; fiction; non-fiction; newsletters; play scripts; manuals; job instructions; menus; patient instructions; recipes; cookbooks; legal documents; contracts; wills; music; personal letters; greeting cards; invitations; and financial statements
Michigan Braille Transcribing Fund
MBTF targets and specializes in the "hard to do braille," such as math, science, geography, spelling, and social studies. The organization offers K-12 braille textbook transcription and can take on college textbooks and non-textbook educational material as well.
For textbooks in production, volumes are shipped as completed to stay ahead of the student during the school year. MBTF retains the original and ships a copy. Deadlines for other materials depend upon the length and content.
MBTF also transcribes tactile graphics, and virtually any type of document for business and/or government. We are willing to review any transcribing project you may have: voting information, tests, menus, legal documents, catalogs, training manuals, health care plans/information, tactile graphics, business cards, and newsletters.
Mohawk Valley Braille Transcribers (MVBT)
Nancy Hester, Production Center Coordinator
507 Kent St.
Utica, NY 13501
Fax: (315) 223-4512
Mohawk Valley Braille Transcribers is a non-profit organization dedicated to formatting all types of ordinary texts into braille. Its primary focus is textbook transcription, but has included church bulletins, restaurant menus, and other materials. Also offers classes in literary braille transcription. Call for information on pricing.
National Braille Press, Inc.
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).
Precision Braille Plus
P.O. Box 1653
Gardnerville, NV 89410
Phone: (775) 266-8286
Fax: (775) 996-3166
Transcribes literary braille, UEB, math, science. Also does restaurant menus. Call or email for pricing.
Schmahl Braille & Graphics
238 10th St. W.
Brookings, SD 57006
Phone: (605) 237-9513
Produces all forms of braille from novels, menus and applications to worksheets, workbooks, and textbooks. Also produces electronic and tactile graphics, as well as embossing and binding. Call or email for more information.
The braille conversion team consists of Library of Congress–certified braille transcribers, experienced braille proofreaders, and skilled graphic artists. The team handles literary braille for education, government, and business clients, and specializes in Nemeth braille for math and science (STEM) materials, such as college mathematics and professional technical content. Also offers braille embossing on a variety of materials, mass-producible high-resolution tactile graphics, and high-volume printing, binding, and shipping services.
T-Base Communications Inc.
806 Commerce Park Dr.
Ogdensburg, NY 13669
885 Meadowlands Drive East, Suite 401
Ottawa, ON K2C 3N2
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.
Tactile Vision Graphics Inc.
This company produces custom braille and tactile graphics orders for companies, agencies, municipalities and individuals. Also has over 300 products for sale on its website, including greeting cards, children’s books, maps and other resources.
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.
Braille printing and braille signs, stickers, business cards, overlays for different products (such as wine bottles).
Braille Production Specialist
7501 Ridge Blvd. Apt. 2A
Brooklyn, NY 11209
Information can be submitted for brailling via e-mail, 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 to $3 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.
In addition, hard-copy braille material can now be scanned to computer using a process called Optical Braille Recognition. Preserve valuable braille originals, whether on paper or on thermoform. Share precious braille resources with others. Call or email for details.
VP Braille Service
Volunteer Braille Services
Brailles textbooks, math, library, and foreign language materials. Price quotes are available upon request.
Updated April 10, 2020