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Christian and Secular Resources for the Blind and Materials in Braille

Below are organizations that have materials for the blind and for those who use braille. Most are Christian organizations, but some are secular. 

The content of these links is solely the responsibility of their authors and they are provided here for information purposes only and do not necessarily express the views of Bibles for the Blind International.

 

 

American Thermoform Corporation

American Thermoform Corporation

2311 Travers Ave.

Commerce, CA 90040.

 

213-723-9021

800-331-3671

Braille computer printers

 

www.americanthermoform.com

 

 

 

Aurora Ministries

Aurora Ministries

P.O. Box 621,

Bradenton, FL 34206.

941-748-3031 (voice)

941-748-2625 (fax)

They provide scriptures or scripture portions in many languages free for the blind. Requests should include written certification of blindness or reading impairment from a source recognized by the National Library Service for the Blind

 

www.auroraministries.org

 

Bartemeus Library for the Blind

Bartemeus Library for the Blind

3607 Woodbine Lane

Brooklyn Center, MN 55429

Phone: (763) 561-6955

Lending library of Christian books for people who are blind.

 

Bible Alliance. See Aurora Ministries

Braille Bibles International

P. O. Box 378

Liberty, MO  64069-0378

800-522-4253

Provides the King James Version of the Bible or The New King James Version in grade 2 Braille. 
Also produces a Braille concordance in three volumes which is available on request as well as audio Bibles and Large Print and a braille Children’s Bible. Applications for services available online.

 

www.braillebibles.org

 

Braille Circulating Library

2700 Stuart Avenue

Richmond, VA 23220

Phone: (804) 359-3743

Email: braillecl@aol.com

A circulating library of religious materials including missionary

biographies, devotionals, Bible studies, doctrinal materials and music

available in Braille, large print and on cassette for 6 week loan to

those who are print disabled. Includes special resources for children

and youth and some materials in Spanish.

 

Braille Institute Library

741 North Vermont

Los Angeles, CA 90029

Phone: (323) 663-1111

Phone: (800) 272-4553

 

Comprehensive rehabilitation facility which includes a media center and

a library with some Christian materials including books on tape by Joni Ericson Tada.

 

www.brailleinstitute.org

 

 

 

CARE Ministries, Inc.

P. O. Box 1830

Starkville, MS 39760

1-800-336-2232

B. J. LeJeune, Director

Matthew 6:33

 

Provides national services to assist those who are blind to know Christ and to find their place in the body of Christ. Specific services include information and referral, technical assistance, Bible studies in a variety of media, prayer support and advocacy. Produces Our Daily Bread and the Evangelical Sunday School Lesson on cassette tape along with a variety of Bible study materials and books.

Also, we are working on a new project - The DAVID Project which will be a national database of Christian books and materials that are available in alternate format for those who are blind or physically disabled.

 

www.careministries.org

 

 

 

Christian Newsreel

Christian Newsreel

49 South Sunset Blvd.

Coldwater, MI 49036

Provides a regular taped magazine with a variety of articles from different authors available at a subscription fee.


 

Christian Record Services, Inc.

Christian Record Services, Inc.

4444 South 52nd Street

Lincoln, NE 68516

Phone: (402) 488-0981

Christian publisher of braille, audio, and large-print materials for the visually impaired. Free services include camps, scholarships, lending library.

 

www.christianrecord.org

 

 

Circle of Love Cassette Ministry

Circle of Love Cassette Ministry

1002 South Johnson

Pasadena, TX 77506

Phone: (713) 477-4307

Email: georg.gray@psl-online.com

Produces and distributes by subscription, a Christian magazine entitled Circle of Love, specifically for people who are blind or visually impaired.


 

Clearer Vision Ministries

Clearer Vision Ministries P.O. Box 570268

Orlando, FL 32857

Phone: (407) 381-1373

Fax: (407) 381-1373

Provides recorded Christian materials and magazine for use by blind and print impaired persons, especially Bible College students. Also provides technical assistance to local churches seeking to minister to/with print impaired persons.

 

www.clearervisionministries.org

 

Faith Comes By Hearing

Faith Comes By Hearing

2421 Aztec Road N.E.

Albuquerque, NM 87107-4200

Phone: 1-800-545-6552

Produces a number of Scriptural resources of interest to those who are blind including taped versions of the Bible and a dramatized tapes of children's Bible stories called Kid Pack and a series of children's books with accompanying cassette tapes called Psalms and Proverbs in song.


 

www.fcbh.org

 

 

Gospel Association for the Blind, Inc.

Gospel Association for the Blind, Inc.

1450 South West 10th Avenue. Bldg. B-2

Delray Beach, FL 33444

Phone: (561) 274-9700

Has a large free circulating library of Braille and taped materials and sponsors a summer camp in New Hampshire for people who are blind.

 

 

Gospel Communications

This Web site maintains a variety of resources including various translations of the Bible, Concordance and search capabilities, daily devotionals including My Utmost for His Highest, Our Daily Bread, Guideposts, The Upper Room, Spurgeon's Morning and Evening Devotions and many others. Also maintains a number of Bible study references and links

www.gospelcom.net

 

Gospel Recordings USA

122 Glendale Rd.

Los Angeles, CA 90026

ph: 213-250-0207

Fax: 213-250-0136

 

4800 languages with the gospel recorded on cassette tape, etc. 

 

www.globalrecordings.net

 

 

 

 

 

Helping Hands Ministries, Inc.

Helping Hands Ministries, Inc.

P.O.Box 8298

Kentwood, MI 49518

Phone 616-827-8270

e-mail: hhms1@juno.com

Director: John Hemphill

 

We are a "not for profit" 501(c)(3) tax-exempt volunteer group of Braille transcribers and proofreaders interested in providing Christian literature and educational materials for the visually impaired. We do both transcribing and embossing. A list is available, upon request of materials already transcribed. We also braille special Christian projects as requested.

 

Hermeneutika

Hermeneutika

P. O. Box 2200

Big Fork, MT 59911-2200

Phone: (406) 837-2244

Fax: (406) 837-4433

Sells Computer-Aided Bible Research materials, some which may be used with large print and speech access software for people who are blind and visually impaired.


 

http://www.bibleworks.com

 

 

International Bible Society

International Bible Society

1820 Jetstream Drive

Colorado Springs, CO 80921

Phone: (719) 488-9200

As translation sponsors of the New International Version of the Bible, provides the NIV in numerous languages on cassette and video tape and in large and giant print.

 

www.ibs.org

 

 

International Christian Braille Mission

International Christian Braille Mission

5210 MacCorkle Avenue, S.W.

South Charleston, WV 25309-1010

Phone: (304) 768-8876

Prints and distributes Christian literature in Braille and on tape.
Bibles & Christian Resources For The Blind & Visually Impaired`



 

www.icbminc.org

 

 

Joni and Friends

Joni and Friends

P. O. Box 3333

Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Phone: (818) 707-5664

Provides advocacy and public education as to the needs and abilities of disabled persons. Sponsors international conferences for workers in ministry to the disabled.


 

www.joniandfriends.org

 

Library of Congress National Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Library of Congress National Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

1291 Taylor Street, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20542

Phone: (202) 707-5100

Maintains a free cassette tape lending library and produces Braille publications. Know in many states as the Talking Book Library, there are state libraries with local toll free numbers. Holdings of the Library include a number of Christian materials and an electronic Bible Resources on the WEB reference circular. Also trains Braille transcribers.


http://www.loc.gov/nls/

Lifeway Christian Resources

Lifeway Christian Resources

127 Ninth Avenue

Nashville, TN 37234

Phone: (615) 251-2000

URL

All three Adult Sunday School lessons are available on cassette tape: 
The Adult Convention Uniform Series, Adult Life and Work Series and Adult Bible Book Series. The Open Window which is a daily devotion is available on four track cassette.


 

www.lifeway.com

 

Lutheran Braille Evangelism Association

Lutheran Braille Evangelism Association

1740 Eugene Street

White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Phone: (651) 426-0469

Email: lbeassoc@aol.com

Publishes and produces Christian literature for blind people.

 

Lutheran Braille Workers.

Lutheran Braille Workers,

P.O. Box 5000,

Yucaipa, CA 92399-1450.

909-795/8977 (voice),

909-795-8970 (fax)

 

Braille Bibles in many languages, including French, German, Hungarian, Spanish, Swahili.

Bringing Christ To Those In Darkness Since 1943 Lutheran Braille Workers, Inc. is a non-profit organization (California tax-exempt number LA-EO-65-983) devoted to providing braille and large-print Bibles and Christian reading materials to the blind and visually impaired of the world. These materials are sent FREE OF CHARGE to over 125 countries, and published in forty languages. This is made possible through generous free-will offerings and the aid of over 7,000 volunteers. Please use our menu to learn more about the history and ministry of LBW.

 

www.lbwinc.org

 

Lutheran Tape Ministry

Lutheran Tape Ministry

208 East Broad Street

P. O. Box 217

Blue Springs, NE 68318

Phone: (800) 937-2591

Tapes materials including the American Translation of the Bible (BEX).

 

www.talkingscriptures.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark 2 Ministries

Mark 2 Ministries

P. O. Box 30286

Indianapolis, IN 46230

Phone: (317) 466-8244

Provides ministry to a variety of disability groups and is currently providing Bible study materials in Braille from NAVPress and from Precept Ministries. Sunday School and other Bible study may be produced upon request.

 

www.mark2ministries.org/vision.shtml

Multi-Language Media

P.O. Box 301

Ephrata, PA 17522 USA

(717) 738-0582

has an excellent resource catalog for

books, pamphlets, audio cassettes

(teaching and music), Bibles, the Bible

on CD, Bible studies and language

learning in many languages.

 

www.multilanguage.com

 

National Braille Association, Inc.

3 Townline Circle

Rochester, NY 14623

Phone: (716) 427-8260

A volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to providing transciptionist training, production and distribution of Braille materials including religious and secular music. Materials are available for a small fee to individuals. They also maintain a Braille book bank.


 

www.nationalbraille.org

 

 

National Braille Press

National Braille Press

88 St. Stephens Street

Boston, MA 02115

Phone: (617) 266-6160

Produces a number of Braille publications and will produce materials for 
a fee. Implements a children's Braille book club.

 

www.nbp.org

 

National Church Conference of the Blind

P. O. Box 163

Denver, CO 80201

Phone: (303) 455-3430

Group of concerned blind Christians who meet annually to address accessibility issues and to encourage one another in the faith.



Optasia Ministry

Optasia Ministry
We provide biblical study tools and other ministry resources in a digital form that can be read by screen reading computer software, giving persons with visual disabilities access to materials that are not usable for them in print form.

http://www.optasiaministry.org

 

Learning Ally (Formerly Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic)

Learning Ally

20 Roszel Rd.

Princeton, NJ 08540

800-803-7201,

 

This organization has an online searchable catalog of books available in Braille, sound recordings, and large print. The catalog is not restricted to Christian books, but it does contain the titles to many Christian books, both sound and unsound. Examples include "All of Grace" by C.H. Spurgeon, "Romans" and "Hebrews" by William Newell, "Sense and Nonsense about Prayer" by Lehman Strauss, "Romans" by Alva J. McClain, "Revelation" by John Walvoord, "Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret," "Behind the Ranges: Biography of J.O. Fraser," "Pilgrim's Progress" by John Bunyan, "Principles and Practices for Baptist Churches" by Edward Hiscox, "Chronological Charts of the Old Testament" by John Walton, "The Home" by John R. Rice, and "Manners and Customs of Bible Lands" by Fred Wight

 

www.learningally.com

 

 

Ruth Berry Versaw Library for the Blind

Ruth Berry Versaw Library for the Blind

11104 North Brauer

Oklahoma City, OK 73114

Phone: (405) 751-5121

Email: joyver@aol.com

Sermons and Christian books on cassette tape for those who are blind. Includes J. Vernon McGee's Through the Bible.


 

Seedlings Braille Books for Children

Seedlings Braille Books for Children

P. O. Box 51924

Livona, MI 48151-5924

Phone: (734) 427-8552

Phone: (800) 777-8552

Fax: (734) 427-8552

 

Produces low-cost Braille books for children. Some print and Braille books are also available. Catalog available upon request

 

www.seedlings.org

 

 

Sound of Sight

Sound of Sight

840 S. Sheridan Blvd.

Denver, CO 80226

Phone: (303) 936-2188

Phone: (888) 936-0001

 

www.redwhiteandblue.org

 

Spoken Word Ministries, Inc.

Spoken Word Ministries, Inc.

2400 East Ash Street

Goldsboro, NC 27534

Phone: (919) 778-8070

Phone: (800) 668-8070

Personal ministry to blind persons and small groups of those who are visually impaired. Literature outreach in the form of a cassette magazine, the Spoken Word, which is a selection of interdenominational articles from different publications. 


 

www.spokenwordministries.org

 

 

Taped Ministries of the Northwest

Taped Ministries of the Northwest

122 SW 150th Street

Burien, WA 98166

Phone: (206) 243-7377

Provides a variety of Christian materials and magazines including Our Daily Bread on cassette tape. Catalog available upon request.


 

www.tapeministries.org

 

 

The Upper Room Board Of Discipleship

The Upper Room

P. O. Box 189

Nashville, TN 37202-0189

Phone: (615) 340-7200

Phone: (800) 972-0433

Regular bi-monthly devotional publication is available in Braille (free) or in large print (at the regular subscription rate) and on cassette for a substantial fee.


 

www.upperroom.org

 

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