Generally On-Demand Production
Turnaround time: 2 weeks. Cost for 500 business cards is $59.95; includes name, company name, and phone number.
Manufactures Braille signs to meet ADA compliance and for ATM machines. Call for pricing.
For simple Braille transcription in Grade I or Grade II, including Braille formatting: $1 per page. For extra services, such as proofreading, special formatting, or special code: $75 service fee per working hour.
Braille Computer Center
Preference is given to Colorado residents. Cost: $.10 per page for Colorado residents, $.15 per page for non-residents. Turnaround time: short document 2 weeks; 3 to 6 months for a large document. Transcription from print or IBM or Apple disk. No music or math, can do computer-related materials. No interpoint. Binding $2.25 to $4 per volume. No Apple disks.
Rates and turn-around time vary with materials requested. Please call for more information.
Braille Line, Incorporated
Price quotes free upon request.
Braille Production Program
Rates: $.23 per Braille page and $3.50 binding per Braille volume. Primary objective is to provide school materials for children within the state of Massachusetts only.
Cleveland Sight Center
Rates are $.15 per Braille page, single sided only. Will produce material in thermoform, on Brailler, or on computer Braille embosser. Can accept material only in Apple Ed-It. Do math, Spanish, German, Russian, and French, computer Braille. Turnaround time varies from job to job. Binding is $2 per volume for spiral binding.
CNIB Library for the Blind
The CNIB Library’s National Transcription Service transcribes text books, journal articles, charts, restaurant menus, business cards, music, manuals, calendars, government documents – in fact any print document – into any format you need: Braille, audio, e-text or large print. Graphs, flow charts, maps, floor plans, and many other illustration needs can be produced as raised, three-dimensional tactile images.
Computers to Help People, Inc.
Produces Braille music using GoodFeel and MegaDots. Text is in Grade 2 and the music is in standard music notation. Currently charging $3 per Braille page of combined music and text.
Braille music technology, Lime or MIDI file $3.25 per Braille page, print score $4.75 per Braille page, set up $20 per hour (charged by quarter hour, minimum $5).
Special services directories for hotels, menus for restaurants, tactile maps, labels, and legal documents in Braille or large print.
Provides translation of documents from print to Braille and also develops LaserLine graphics for clearly communicating complex visual information.
Guild for the Blind
Cost $.25 per Braille page. Priority is given to job-related materials, and turnaround time varies from four to eight weeks on average. Materials are accepted in print and on disk. Additional $3 charge per volume for binding and covers.
Helping Hands Braille Ministries, Incorporated
Braille produced from data entry, scanning, or computer disk.
Louisiana Center for the Blind
Cost: Depends on project. Turnaround time: 1 to 4 weeks, dependent upon length. Accepts material in print or on IBM disk.
Metrolina Association for the Blind
Conversion to Braille and large print. Monthly bank statements, credit card statements, utility bills, phone bills. School textbooks. One-time items. Currently serving approximately 7,000 vision-impaired customers per month.
Michigan Braille Transcribing Fund
Cost: fees vary from $.27 for literary to $.30 for Braille page for Nemeth. Turnaround time: two to six weeks. Transcription from print or disk. $1 for binding per volume. Order catalog for further information.
Naperville Area Transcribing for the Blind (NATB)
Acts as a central registry service for general-interest materials transcribed into Braille. Publishes “General Interest Registry Catalog of Materials.” Call for prices.
National Braille Association, Incorporated
Cost: $.35 per Braille page if ordered from agency. $1 per volume for binding.
Northern Nevada Braille Transcribers
"Jumbo Braille" available. This is a volunteer service, specializing in personalized transcription for deaf-blind. Cost: none (organizations are charged for paper and binding costs). Transcription often sent out quickly without any proofreading beyond the original transcriber. Large Cell Braille Lending Library. Personal transcribing for deaf-blind at no charge. Available manuscripts on loan to other interested Braille readers. Donations appreciated.
Northwest Braille Services
This nonprofit organization uses NLS-certified Braille transcribers. Materials are then thermoformed.
Perspectives Total Accessibility Specialists
Standard Braille signs, graphic Braille signs, room number signs, custom Braille signs, custom Braille items, custom taped materials, computer services, consultation services.
Cost: $.28 for literary Braille or interpoint. $.26 per Braille literary page. $.50 per Braille page for Nemeth, or $.48 for interpoint Nemeth. Plastic covers $1.50 each volume, Braillewriter repair, clean, and oil $17.50, can be mailed Free Matter; please contact for further repair information and requirements.
Cost: fees vary depending on type of job. Turnaround time: short document 3 days to 3 weeks, large job (done piecemeal) 3 to 6 months. Transcription from print or Apple or MS-DOS disks. Notes: no Nemeth or music, can handle computer-related materials. Accepts VISA, MasterCard, or DiscoverCard.
Services for the Visually Impaired
No Nemeth or music, turnaround time negotiable. Charges $18 per hour and $.20 per Braille page, no interpoint. Binding fees included. Can accept material on disk only.
Will format your material using Open eBook (OeB), DAISY/NISO, or any other HTML/SML-based markup standard. Formatted works can be converted into electronic books (eBooks) in Microsoft Reader format, translated into Braille or incorporated along with digital audio recordings to create digital talking books (DTBs).
Technical Braille Center
Produces books in Braille, large print, and special file formats for scientists, engineers, and mathematicians who are blind, dyslexic, or paralyzed. Prices available at their Web site or contact them for an estimate.
Cost: from $.15 to $.25 per Braille page, binding extra. Turnaround time: short document (less than 30 pages) under 1 week. Transcription from print, modem, or disk. Notes: no Nemeth or music, can handle some computer-related materials.
Volunteer Braille Services, Incorporated
Transcribe print into Braille. Accept material in print or on disk with print. Turnaround time depends on material. Large print production of printed textbooks, educational materials, and novels on request. Maintains a print/Braille Library of leisure and recreational reading material to children in preschool through grade 12.