Braille Resources for Ohio Students

Federal Quota Registration of Blind Students for Ohio

Braille Format for Ohio's State Practice Tests Practice braille versions of all Ohio’s State Tests are available for loan through OCALI’s Lending Library.

Ohio Braille Producers

Donating Used Texts and Novels to the AT & AEM Center

Complete used braille textbooks with copyrights within 5 years and novels purchased by individual LEAs may be donated to the AT & AEM Center for use by other Ohio LEAs. To make arrangements for a donation please contact the AT&AEM Center at

Braille Resources Outside of Ohio

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.

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) Free braille and talking book library service.

Braille Institute Special Collection Free braille books and storybook kits offered throughout the year.

Braille Tales Print/Braille Book Program Free book program for birth to five years old in cooperation with APH and the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

Seedlings Braille Books for Children Seedlings is an organization dedicated to increasing the opportunity for literacy by providing high quality, free and low cost braille books for children.

National Braille Press High quality braille and twin vision (print and braille) books and braille related items.

National Braille Press ReadBooks! Program for birth to seven years old that provides a braille book bag filled with items to foster a love of reading at an early age.

American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults Free Braille Books Program Free monthly braille books from popular children’s series.

Bookshare Provides access to books in Daisy or brf (Braille Ready Format).

Temple Beth El Braille Bindery Free braille books for children.

Michigan Braille Transcribing Fund K-12 and college textbook and non-textbook educational material braille transcription.

Oakmont Visual Aids Workshop free handmade tactile braille materials. free online community-run braille library for sharing

Producing Braille

Brailler Repair for Ohio School Districts Perkins brailler repairs for school districts within Ohio

Braille Excellence for Students and Teachers (BEST) Grant Professional Development Learning opportunities from a statewide project of professional development and technical assistance including training in scanning and use of braille translation software for production of braille in Ohio schools.

Local Braille Production Centers BEST Grant opportunities for the establishment of two new production centers in Ohio school districts by supplying an embosser, scanner (when needed), and software for braille production at the local level per grant year.

Duxbury Systems Producer of Duxbury Braille Translation software as well as the free Perky Duck software for six-key input.

Dancing Dots Technology, resources and training for production and use of music braille, including GOODFEEL Braille Music Translator.

BrailleBlaster BrailleBlaster is a braille transcription program developed by the American Printing House for the Blind to help transcribers provide blind students with braille textbooks.

Braille 2000 Producer of Braille 2000 braille translation software.

American Thermoform Producer of braille production equipment including embossers, braille paper, and Swell Touch paper.

Local Braille Production Center Map

Local Braille Production Center List (PDF)