Resources

At Premium Braille Paper, we strive to create a better, more accessible world for the Blind and Visually Impaired. We've compiled a list of resources from around the community. If you know of any organization or resource you think should be listed here, please contact us today!
  • TechAdapt, Inc.

    The Accessible Media Center Company

    TechAdapt provides the best in publishing, accessible media and software development services, making print and electronic materials available and accessible to everyone, worldwide.

    As of November 2021 TechAdapt, Inc. has ended its corporate operations. Braille transcription services are still available from Sharon von See on a direct contract basis.
    If you need assistance with Braille transcription, please feel free to contact Sharon at svonsee@techadapt.com

  • BrailleWorks

    Dedicated to Making the World a More Readable Place

    Braille Works is one of the nation’s leading providers of reading materials for people who are blind, visually impaired, or reading impaired. Making The World A More Readable Place™ has been our mission from day one. We are creative and innovative because our customers expect it.

  • Visual Disabilities Guidebook

    How Colleges Help Visually Impaired Students Succeed

    Obtaining a college education is no easy task, but for students with visual disabilities, the path to completing a degree program is lined with unique challenges and barriers. Our guide explores how vision loss and blindness impact the educational experience, what colleges are doing for visually disabled students, and includes numerous resources, as well insight and tips from experts and a list of scholarships and grants.

  • Resources for Students with Disabilities

    Resource Guide for College Students with Disabilities

    This guide was created to bring awareness to rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities, help them learn how to take advantage of myriad services, and provide expert advice from a postsecondary education administrator who has spent years serving college students with disabilities.

  • Braille Enterprises

    Your choice for High-Quality Braille and Large Print Transcription

    Braille Enterprises, Certified by the Library of Congress as a Braille Transcriptionist, provides accurate Braille and Large Print transcription of text-based documents. These include restaurant menus, business cards, greeting cards, insurance booklets, Playbills and much more! We offer fast-turnaround and customized service, based on your needs.

  • Duxbury Systems, Inc.

    Duxbury DBT: Braille Translation Software

    Duxbury Systems leads the world in software for Braille. The Duxbury Braille Translator (DBT) is used by virtually all of the world's leading Braille publishers. No one supports more languages than Duxbury Systems. DBT supports over 170 languages in either uncontracted or contracted (when such rules exist) Braille. Our software can produce contracted and uncontracted literary, mathematics, and technical Braille.

  • National Federation of the Blind

    You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.

    The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams.

  • Library of Congress

    National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled

    National Library Service (NLS) is a free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical, perceptual, or reading disability that prevents them from using regular print materials. Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS circulates books and magazines in braille or audio formats, that are instantly downloadable to a personal device or delivered by mail free of charge.

  • Hadley School for the Blind

    Expand your sights - Learn, Connect, Thrive

    Hadley offers practical help, connection and support free of charge to anyone with a visual impairment, their families and professionals supporting them. More people learn Braille from Hadley than from any other organization worldwide.

  • Kansas Braille Transcription Institute

    The Kansas Braille Transcription institute is a non-profit corporation dedicated to serving the visually impaired through the operation of an innovative Braille transcription center. Our Mission is to enhance the personal independence and opportunities of large print and Braille readers through an innovative and centralized Braille transcription service.

  • NV Access

    Empowering lives through non-visual access to technology

    In 2006, NV Access started development on a free screen reader called NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) for use with computer running on Windows. The NVDA screen reader can be downloaded free of charge by anyone. We do this because we believe everyone, especially the world’s poorest blind people, deserve access to computers and a way out of poverty.

  • Mobile Assistive Technologies for People With Low Vision and Blindness

    This article focuses on mobile technology and the many tools that are available to the visually impaired so they can still access it. Mobile technology is integrated in nearly everything we do and accessibility to all is something that cannot be ignored. This guide highlights apps and built-in tools available like screen readers, voice-activated commands, color identifiers, and so much more that help people who may have one of the many types of visual impairments to make their daily lives a little easier.

  • Guide to Social Security Disability Benefits

    What it is and how to apply

    The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers disability benefits to people in need of financial assistance due to a life-altering injury or mental condition that prevents them from holding a full-time job and supporting themselves.

    The two major programs, SSDI and SSI, provide a financial benefit on a monthly basis that covers basic living costs. In order to obtain benefits, you have to apply to the SSA for either program, provide the required information, and wait for the agency to make a decision. However, qualifying for SSDI or SSI can be difficult for various reasons, and help from a lawyer to get approved for benefits may be necessary.

  • MyVision

    A challenge for millions of people with a visual impairment is how
    they can effectively use the internet for e-learning, shopping, remote
    working, business, and other key aspects of their everyday living. My Vision
    recently published a guide on internet accessibility for the blind and visually
    impaired, that covers topics such as:

    - What are web content accessibility guidelines?
    - What vision conditions can cause people to struggle using the
    internet?
    - Tips for easier internet browsing
    - Accessories that can help those with low vision
    - Why it matters, and more.

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