Braille Library & Transcribing Services, Inc.
formerly Volunteer Braillists & Tapists, Inc.
Braille Library & Transcribing
For general questions
For library requests email:
Board of Directors:Patricia Herrling
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.
because you can't see doesn't mean you can't read. Braille
& Transcribing Services, Inc. (BLTS) helps make that true for
and visually impaired adults and children by translating print into the
raised dots of braille.
Braille is expensive to produce. A $30 print book costs close to $500 in braille. That is why our braillists are volunteers, and why BLTS subsidizes 70% of the actual cost of books that we sell to individuals and students.
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 6th, 2021.