Braille Transcribing and Equipment Repair Services

Please note:  These resources, compiled by staff, are provided for your information only, without any official endorsement or guarantee.  For corrections or updates, please contact martinr15@michigan.gov. 

MICHIGAN

Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
456 Cherry Street, SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 616-458-1187
Toll-Free Phone: 800-466-8084
E-mail: abvi@abvimichigan.org 
www.abvimichigan.org 
(Transcribes all types of documents into Braille.)
 

Paul Banner
Brailler Repair
518 Edison
Kalamazoo, MI 49004
269-342-0526
E-mail: paulbanner@gmail.com 

(Repairs Perkins braillers)

Kent District Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
3350 Michael Avenue SW

Wyoming, MI 49509
Phone: 616-647-3989
(Transcribes all types of documents into Braille.)


Macomb Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
16480 Hall Road

Clinton Township, MI 48038-1132
Phone: 586-286-1580
Toll-Free TDD/TTY: 800-649-3777
(Transcribes all types of documents into Braille.)


Michigan Braille Transcribing Fund
3500 North Elm Road

Jackson, MI 49201
Phone: 517-780-5096
(Transcribes all types of documents into Braille.)


Readings for the Blind
29350 Southfield Road

Suite 130
Southfield, MI 48076-2060
Phone: 248-557-7776
Toll-Free Phone: 888-766-1166
(Audio books)


Recording For The Blind & Dyslexic: Michigan  Unit
5600 Rochester Road

Troy, MI 48085
Phone: 248-879-0101
(Audio recordings)

Seedlings Braille Books for Children
P.O. Box 51924

Livonia, MI 48151-5924
Phone: 734-427-8552
Toll-Free Phone: 800-777-8552
(Provides low-cost Braille books for children.)

Temple Beth El Braille Bindery
5145 Chestershire Court
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Phone: 248-788-0358
(Transcribes documents of all types into Braille and repairs Braille equipment.)


Temple Beth El Braille Bindery: Tri-County Braille Volunteers
7400 Telegraph Road

Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
Phone: 248-851-1100
(Transcribes documents of all types into Braille and repairs Braille equipment.)



OTHER STATES

Ackley Appliance Service
Braillerman
4301 Park Avenue #540
Des Moines, IA 50321
Phone: 515-288-3931
(Repairs Braille equipment.)


Adaptive Consultants, LLC
P.O. Box 6542
Evansville, IN 47719
Toll-Free Phone: 800-805-0452
(Sells Braille equipment systems and does equipment repair)

Arizona Brailler Repair Service 

1135 E. Harmont Drive 
Phoenix, AZ 85020 
Phone: 602-331-1470
(Repairs Braille equipment.)


Braille Library & Transcribing Services, Inc.
517 N. Segoe Rd. #200
Madison, WI 53705
Phone: 608-233-0222
E-mail: office.vbti@tds.net 
Website: www.vbti.org
(Transcribes documents into Braille and audio.)
 

Braille Plus, Inc.
3276 Commercial Street SE
Salem, Oregon 97302
Phone:
503-391-5335
Toll-Free Phone:
866-264-2345
www.brailleplus.net 
(Transcribes documents into Braille, large print, audio, and electronic formats)

Braille Works International, Inc. 

941 Darby Lake St.
Seffner, FL 33584
Toll-Free Phone: 800-258-7544
Office: 813-689-8628
Fax: 813-689-8628
E-mail: brailleworks@brailleworks.com 
Website: www.brailleworks.com 
(Braille printing services.)

Howe Press
Perkins School  for the Blind
175 N. Beacon Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Phone: 617-924-3434
(Transcribes all types of documents into Braille and repairs Braille equipment.)


Naperville Area Transcribers for the Blind
670 N. Eagle Street
Naperville, IL 60563
Phone: 708-963-0944
(Transcribes all types of documents into Braille.)


National Braille Press
88 St. Stephen Street

Boston, MA 02115
Toll-Free Phone: 800-548-7323 
Website: www.nbp.org 
(Transcribes all types of documents into Braille.)

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS/BPH)
Library of Congress 

Washington, DC 20542
Phone: 202-707-9275 
Toll-Free Phone: 800-424-8567 
Website: http://www.loc.gov/nls/ 
The Library of Congress has compiled a directory, Volunteers Who Produce Books (1996, publication ISSN 0193-113X), of volunteer groups and individuals who transcribe and record books and other reading materials for blind readers. The listing is alphabetical by state.  Send for your free copy in large print or Braille.

Quik-Scrybe
1723 Sumac Street
Longmont, CO 80501 

303-485-6895
(Transcribes all types of documents into Braille, large print, and audio formats)


Ron's Braille Transcribing Service 
9910 E. Peach Street 

Girard, PA 16417 
814-774-5709 
(Transcribes all types of documents into Braille.)

 
The Selective Doctor, Inc. 
(via U.S. Postal Service) 
P.O. Box 571 
Manchester, MD 21102 
(via UPS or FedEx) 
3205 Laverne Circle
Hampstead, MD 21074
 

Phone: 410-668-1143
E-Mail: braillerrepair@yahoo.com 
Website: www.selectivedoctor.com 

(Repairs Braille equipment.)