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Free Books from Braille Institute Special Collection!

Special Collections from the Braille Institute

The Fall/Winter 2013-2014 catalog for the Special Collection from Braille Institute is now available.

The Braille Special Collection program is designed to increase braille literacy by providing children who are blind or visually impaired with free braille books and storybook kits throughout the year, free of charge. This program fosters a love of reading by helping children create a special library of their own.

Any child who is blind or visually impaired and living in the United States or Canada is eligible for the Special Collection program and may order up to 12 braille books a year from the seasonal catalogs.  Braille Institute has transcribed more than 1,100 popular classic and contemporary titles for all reading levels—from board-books for toddlers to award-winning fiction for high school students.


help - in need of Spanish Adult Braille book

Posted by Jean Mancos

Posted on October 22, 2013
Updated on: February 8, 2018

Previous comments for Free Books from Braille Institute Special Collection!

Charlotte@Perkins commented on November 21, 2013

There are a number of different sources, depending if you want to purchase a book once and send it, or if this person would like to be able to select books himself.  There are a number of libraries in Mexico City which lend books in braille and using this would allow the individual to have a much larger supply of free books on an on-going basis.

The Comité Internacional pro Ciegos in Mexico City has the largest braille library in Mexico.

You might also try:  Biblioteca Vasconcelos

Another source is Contacto Braille, which has a list of publications on their website.

Good luck!

Jean Mancos commented on November 21, 2013

I have a dear friend living in Mexico City. She does a lot of volunteer work, especially with the very poor seniors in one of the local areas. The director has been trying for three years to fulfill a Christmas request from one of the gentlemen for a Braille reading book. Of course, it will have to be in Spanish, not an easy task for me to locate here in the states. Is there any place or anyone that you know that may be able to help me locate a low cost or perhaps even free book for him?

Can you help ? Thanks in advance, you may reach me at