Home of the Braille Bible
Supporting 125 worldwide projects with Braille Bibles and Braille Books in 55 languages
Based in the UK, Compass Braille is a registered charity that has been transcribing and producing the Braille Bible and Braille books in various languages for overseas use (not for the UK) since 1990. Our Braille is used and distributed by various groups who work among people with visual disabilities in churches, schools, training programmes and community healthcare projects. Braille is fundamental and it changes the lives of those who read it.
Those who are Braille literate enjoy reading as much as anyone else, the only difference is the availability of reading materials. So, to help alleviate this inequality and to make the Bible and other books more accessible, we produce Braille for free distribution to the end user by building partnerships with groups that run overseas programmes - details can be found here. We produce thousands of Braille Bible portions and Braille books each year but we are still far from meeting all the needs. As you read through this website you will discover what a difference Braille makes to the lives of many people around the world. If you would like to help in providing more Braille to those who request it then please take a look at our donations page.
Here is an extract from one Man’s Story by Wycliffe Aliona: 'How I became a Teacher at a Sighted School.... I was born on 5th April 1969. I have 10 sisters and a brother, although two sisters passed away. I became totally blind due to cataracts at the age of 6 months. At the age of 4 years, I was admitted to Kibos School for the Blind to commence my basic education. Whilst in school, I made new friends from all walks of life. I was able to learn English, Kiswahili and music Braille notation as well as daily living skills and mobility. I also learned Christian faith and many important lessons taught in all schools in Kenya. In 1987 I passed my Kenya Certificate of Primary Education and joined Thika High School for the Blind in 1988. During my life in high school, I was taught French Braille, piano and typing. In 1990, I received Jesus as my personal Saviour and became a very active Christian.
We also welcome enquiries from individuals who want advice about obtaining Braille. Unfortunately, we can only meet direct requests for Braille when funds and transcription of the relevant language are available.
For New Languages, Production Updates and other information, go to our News page where Updates and Newsletters can be found. The Videos page shows clips of our Mini Braille library project and Bike for Braille which took place in 2012.
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