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Category: Braille

Giving 125 Worldwide Projects access to Braille 

Bibles and Books in their own Language

COVID: During both lockdowns work has continued at Compass Braille and we have maintained our Braille output. Sadly we are unable to receive visitors at the present time.

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 since 1990. Our Braille is used and distributed by various groups working among people with visual disabilities in churches, schools, training programmes and libraries. Braille changes the lives of those who read it.

microbraillelibraryPeople who are Braille literate enjoy reading as much as anyone else, the difference is the availability of reading materials. To help alleviate this inequality and to make the Bible and other books more accessible, we produce Braille for distribution to the end user through partnerships with groups who are able to fund or part-fund their own Braille requests. Details of which can be found here. We produce thousands of Braille Bible portions and Braille books each year but the needs are still great. As you read through this website you will discover the difference Braille makes to the lives of many people around the world. If you would like to help provide more Braille then please see 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 in 1969 and 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 four I was admitted to Kibos School for the Blind to commence 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 about the 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.  This is just a small part of Wycliffe's story and just one example of how Braille can change lives.

For New Languages, Updates and other information go to our News page. The Videos page shows clips of our Mini Braille library project and Bike for Braille which took place in 2012.

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