Sources of Braille Books & Materials

These agencies and organizations produce materials in braille.
 

Web-Based Organizations and Internet Resources

 
APH is one of the world's largest producers of textbooks and educational publications in braille and other formats. APH News is a monthly newsletter with the latest links, materials, and information.
 
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."
 
American Council of the Blind (ACB)
ACB's nationwide directory lists individuals and agencies who transcribe braille; arranged alphabetically.
 
Dinell Stuckey
Parent Dinell Stuckey compiled this resource list of e-books with a short description of what is available on each site.
 
National Braille Press (NBP)
National Braille Press maintains this directory of resources for braille publications.
 
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 is "dedicated to braille printing and publishing," producing books and magazines in braille and electronic PortaBook format for children and adults.
 
National Center on Accessible Educational Materials
NIMAS is a national technical standard that requires learning materials be made accessible to students with print disabilities as quickly as possible. All NIMAS sources are easily converted into braille, audio, large print, and digital text. 
 
"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 is "dedicated to increasing the opportunity for literacy by providing high quality, low cost braille books for children."
 
American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
AFB provides a list "of sources for borrowing or purchasing braille and print/braille children's books and magazines in the United States."
 
Paths to Literacy
This page of the Paths to Literacy site lists publishers, organizations, and distributors of books in braille and large print.