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OBVI: Braille Transcribers

If you have a question that isn't answered below, please email the Office for the Blind and Visually Impaired (OBVI).

Most states have private agencies or government agencies that offer Braille transcribing services. A good place to start is with the National Library Service.

National Library Service

Library of Congress, Washington, DC 20542
Toll Free: 800-424-8567

  • The Library of Congress has compiled a directory, available in large print and Braille formats, which gives the names of volunteer groups and individuals who transcribe and record books and other reading materials for blind readers.
  • The listing is alphabetical by state and is called Volunteers Who Produce Books. Send for your free copy from the Library of Congress.

Braille Resources in Wisconsin:

Audio & Braille Literacy Enhancement (ABLE)

Central Library Building
803 West Wells St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233-1436
Phone: 414-286-3039

Braille Ready, Inc.

6913 Colony Drive
Madison, WI 53717
Phone: 608-833-2876

Braille Library & Transcribing Services, Inc.

517 N. Segoe Road, Room #200-B
Madison, WI 53705
Phone: 608-233-0222
(10 a.m.—1 p.m. Tues.—Fri. only)

Wisconsin Department of Corrections - Oshkosh (OSCI)

Kurt Pamperin
Phone: 920-231-4010 x2208
(documents, manuals, business cards, textbooks)

Last revised August 1, 2022