Sources of Braille Books and Materials
Literacy & Braille
- Braille Instruction
- Braillers & Braille Technology
- Emergent Literacy
- Literacy for Students with Low Vision
- Literacy for Students with Multiple Disabilities
- Online Braille Courses
- Prebraille Skills
- Resources for Families
- Spanish Braille Resources
- The Learning Media Assessment
- Unified English Braille Code
- What is Braille?
These agencies and organizations produce materials in braille.
Web-Based Organizations and Resources
Braille Services, Perkins School for the Blind
Learn about the wide range of braille services offered by Perkins School for the Blind.
American Printing House for the Blind (APH)
APH is "the world's largest nonprofit organization creating educational, workplace, and independent living products and services for people who are visually impaired." Books are produced in four accessible formats, including braille. Add APH News to your bookimarks or reader, for the latest links and information from American Printing House.
Braille Literacy: Resources for Instruction, Writing Equipment, and Supplies, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
NLS "lists instructional materials, supplies, and equipment currently available for learning braille, and cites sources about braille literacy."
The Braille Mail
The Braille Mail is an online newsletter produced by TransMedia Link of the UK, producers of braille and audio information. Current events and discussion topics are shared daily and updated often.
Braille Transcribers: American Council of the Blind
ACB's nationwide directory lists individuals and agencies who transcribe braille; arranged alphabetically.
Electronic Book Resource List, Dinell Stuckey
Parent Dinell Stuckey compiled this resource list of e-books with a short description of what is available on each site.
The Electronic Braille Book Library, International Braille Library
This collection of over 1,000 electronic braille (e-Braille) books is the largest in the world. Books can be read on-line or downloaded to braillers or electronic devices.
National Braille Press maintains this directory and clearinghouse of information about braille; includes many free downloads as well as links to products and commercial sites.
Kids Zone, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
The Kids Zone is the catalog of audio, braille, and print/braille NLS books for preschool through grade 8, which includes links to award-winning books, bibliographies, and selected series.
National Braille Press
National Braille Press is "dedicated to braille printing and publishing," producing books and magazines in braille and electronic PortaBook format for children and adults.
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
"Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS administers a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States by postage-free mail."
Seedlings Braille Books for Children
Seedlings is "dedicated to increasing the opportunity for literacy by providing high quality, low cost braille books for children."
Sources of Braille Children's Books and Magazines, American Foundation for the Blind
AFB provides a list "of sources for borrowing or purchasing braille and print/braille children's books and magazines in the United States."
Sources of Print/Braille Books, Paths to Literacy
This page of the Paths to Literacy site lists publishers, organizations, and distributors of books in braille and large print.