Braille Library & Transcribing Services, Inc.
formerly Volunteer Braillists & Tapists, Inc.
UEB Print Braille
Braille Library & Transcribing
library requests or general questions
Hours10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (Central Standard Time)
Monday through Friday
Board of Directors:Steve Levine
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 Volunteer Braille Transcriptionist
you couldn’t see, how would you read your utility bill? menu? cookbook? novel?
It takes trained transcribers to turn print into braille for the visually
impaired. The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
offers that training through local mentors at BLTS. The 12-month course
consists of weekly or bi-weekly classes held in our offices on Watts
Road in Madison, and culminates in certification by the Library of Congress. A
$50 fee covers all materials. After certification, 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 January 24th, 2019.