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braille correspondence

If you would like to help the blind and visually impaired to read, you might consider joining one of the many braille transcribing groups across the country. If there isn't a transcribing group in your area, click on the "Learn Braille" button in the sidebar.

The Braille Transcribers of Humboldt (BTH) was organized in 1974 by a few dedicated people who had no previous experience in braille transcription. Their first meeting places were in each others homes and garages. Over the years, an office and equipment was securred. There are currently ten members and three students.

Without this group, local people and businesses would have to search far afield for the services the group provides. They have brailled such simple things as text on a greeting card up to complex knitting instructions, menus for local restaurants, business manuals for blind entrepreneurs, textbooks and children's books for the Kenneth Jernigan Library for Blind Children. These books from the Jernigan Library are availabe (free lending library) to all 50 states and overseas. They also help service agencies communicate with their blind clients.

The BTH is always looking for new members to join them in the production of brailled material. New students are provided with every thing they need, including personal instructions to guide them through the lessons.

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