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BulletLouis Braille: A Touch of Genius  by Michael Mellor  NEW
  The first ever, fully illustrated biography available in print or Braille.
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BULLETNational Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped 

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped: NLS, part of the Library of Congress, administers a free library program of Braille and audio materials for eligible people with visual and physical impairment. Visit the NLS Web site for complete information on how to sign up, as well as who may be eligible.


BulletBraille & Your Computer--The Basics  If you have a personal computer, you already own most of what you need to do your own Braille. You need just two more items: Translation software and a Braille printer. Braille translators exist for every popular computer--from the Apple II family to the Mac to MS-DOS to Windows. First, you tell the translator to "read" your original file, which it will do in a few seconds. Then it creates a new file in grade 2 Braille, automatically formated to fit on Braille paper (usually 25 lines down the left margin and 40 characters across), and complete with Braille page numbers.

BRL Braille Through Remote Learning   The course will be offered again during the Spring 1997 semester, beginning on January 13, as a part of the U.S. Department of Education "Braille through Remote Learning" project. You can participate in this program for graduate level credit, for professional development (CEU) credits, or for non-credit/personal development purposes.

BulletBraille Institute This California group provides free services and programs for legally blind children and adults in the greater Southern California area. For information call the Braille Institute center nearest you.

BulletA General Description of the Process for Converting Information to Braille  The following sections are designed to provide the reader an overview of the process of converting text to alternative print.

BulletBlindness Resource Center Braille Links on the Internet  An extensive set of links is presented to blind related sites including an large group of  Braille.

BulletLutheran Braille Workers, Inc.    Lutheran Braille Workers, Inc. is a non-profit organization (Calif. tax-exempt # 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.

BulletNational Braille Press  National Braille Press is a nonprofit braille printing and publishing house established in 1927. We appreciate your visit; please take a few minutes and look us over!

BulletTrue Type Fonts   True type fonts which  can be downloaded, using a binary transfer, for use with Windows 3.1 or Windows 95. Refer to your Windows documentation for installing the new fonts.

BulletLibrary for the Blind Canada   The CNIB Library for the Blind, located in Toronto, Ontario, offers nation-wide library and information services for approximately 500,000 blind and print disabled Canadians. It is Canada's largest producer of materials in alternate formats--braille, tactile, audio, and electronic text. The CNIB Library is a Division of The Canadian National Institute for the Blind, a not-for-profit agency dependent on the financial support of individuals, corporations, foundations and other organizations, in addition to the volunteer support of hundreds of individuals across the country.

BulletTalking Book Topics and Braille Book Review  A simple text list of talkig books and audio books

BulletWashington Talking Book and Braille Library  Washington Talking Book & Braille Library  Administered by Seattle Public Library

BulletNEW YORK STATE LIBRARY   The New York State Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL) lends braille and recorded books and magazines, and the necessary equipment, to residents of the 55 upstate counties of New York State who are unable to read standard printed materials because of a physical disability. TBBL is the Regional Library for the upstate region in the nationwide program coordinated by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), a division of the Library of Congress, in Washington DC. TBBL is also a unit of the New York State Library.

BulletLouis Braille Center  The Louis Braille Center is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to providing affordable Braille books, Braille instruction, and Braille transcribing services.  Our catalog features books about Braille, books by Helen Keller, inspirational and devotional books, general literature, and children's classics.  New books will be added to this web-site catalog as they become available.