Braille Library & Transcribing Services, Inc.
formerly Volunteer Braillists & Tapists, Inc.
Office Staff:Aaron Konkol
Three ways to get the braille you need:
1. Request Transcription
We transcribe almost anything you need or want.
2. Braille LibraryOur shelves hold over 2,000 titles for children and adults, and our collection is always being enlarged and updated. There is no charge for borrowing our books; just tell us your name and contact information and we'll get you started. Everyone receives an annual list of the year's new books at the beginning of the year, in braille or print, according to your stated preference when you sign up. Hard copies of our online inventory are available in braille or print and are updated every January. They are available for loan or sale, just like our library books.
Lending Library Policies
3. Price ListIf you have something to be transcribed or are interested in purchasing a copy from our library, see our price list. Please contact BLTS for availability.
TapingWe record the information you need, if it is not commercially available. Tapes are for sale only; we do not have a listening library.
Become a VolunteerWe are always on the lookout for potential braillists. We require all our braillists to be certified through the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, under the Library of Congress. We offer the correspondence course for certification through local mentors and provide all materials at a cost of $45. It can be started at any time and takes about twelve to eighteen months. Once certified, we ask our volunteers to average about a braille page a day. All transcription is done at home using a computer.
Braille Library & Transcribing Services, Inc. is a Madison-based non-profit Wisconsin (USA) corporation dedicated to providing print materials in braille or on audio cassette. Our philosophy is that everyone should have the opportunity to read. BLTS serves visually- or print-impaired persons regardless of age, race, religion, sex, or national origin.
This page was last updated on August 16, 2016.