List of Resources

A Christian Resource for People Who Are Blind


CARE Ministries, Inc.
P. O. Box 1830
Starkville, MS 39760

Phone: (662) 323-4999
Phone: (800) 336-2232

This list includes only national organizations, which provide materials without regard to geographical or denominational affiliation. Geographical and denominational resources, including church referrals are available at the CARE Ministries office and gladly will be shared upon request.

American Bible Society
1865 Broadway
New York, NY 10023
Phone: (212) 408-1200
Phone: (800) 322-4253
Markets the Bible on cassette tape and in large print.

American Foundation for the Blind
11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 502-7600
Phone: (800) 232-5463
Markets a variety of films, pamphlets and publications available related to blindness. Also maintains a job bank and technical center to assist blind individuals seeking employment.

American Printing House for the Blind
P.O. Box 6085
Louisville, KY 40206

Phone: (502) 895-2405
Produces Braille and tactile teaching aids, has free catalog. Maintains a central catalog of textbooks and secular publications media in special formats for those who are blind.

The Apostolic Faith Church
6615 SE 52nd Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97206

Phone: (503) 777-1741
Produces and distributes the bi-monthly publication, "The Higher Way", an evangelical magazine, in Braille to those who are blind. Each issue contains inspirational and spiritually challenging sermon excerpts and feature articles, personal accounts of God's life-challenging power, and other items of interest.

Assemblies of God, National Center for the Blind
Adrian Center
for Blind Children and the Whitney Library for the Blind

1445 North Booneville Avenue
Springfield, MO 65802

Phone: (417) 862-2781 Ext. 1240
The Center provides a variety of services for those who are blind. The Whitney Library provides denominational materials in Braille, cassette and large print and maintains a cassette and Braille lending library for the blind and physically handicapped which is available to all denominations. The Adrian Center for Blind Children will be providing information and resources as well as producing Christian materials for kids who are blind or visually impaired.

Aurora Ministries/Bible Alliance, Inc.
P. O. Box 621
Bradenton, FL 34206

Phone: (941) 748-3031
Distributes free Bibles and Bible study materials on cassette tape to blind persons. Materials are available in several languages.

Bartemeus Library for the Blind
3607 Woodbine Lane
Brooklyn Center, MN 55429

Phone: (763) 561-6955
Lending library of Christian books for people who are blind, with a wide selection of contemporary Christian books and Christian fiction.

Bibles for the Blind
3228 East Rosehill Avenue
Terra Haute, IN 47805
Phone: (812) 466-4899
FAX: (812) 466-0529
Produces the King James Version of the Bible and several evangelical tracts in Braille.

Bible Tapes
5564 Rising Sun Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19120
Cassette tape version of the King James Version of the Bible available at reasonable cost.

Blindskills, Inc.
P. O. Box 5181
Salem, OR 97304-0181

Phone: (503) 581-4224
Phone: (800) 860-4224
Produces Dialog and LifePrints in Braille, large print or on 4 track cassette. Available by subscription.

Blindness-Related E-mailing Lists
Contains subscription information for over 175 blindness related email discussion groups.

Braille Bible Foundation
P. O. Box 948307
Maitland, FL 32794-8307

Phone: (407) 834-3628
Phone: (800) 766-9080
Provides the King James Version of the Bible in grade 2 Braille. Produces a Braille concordance in three volumes, which is available on request. Also have other testimonial type materials available in Braille.

Braille Bibles International
Post Office Box 378
Liberty, MO 64069-0378
Phone: (800) 52BIBLE (800) 522-4253
Produces the Children's Beginning Bible in a Twin-Vision format and produces the New King James Bible in Braille. Bibles are available at a nominal fee.

Braille Circulating Library
2700 Stuart Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220

Phone: (804) 359-3743
A circulating library of religious materials including missionary biographies, devotionals, Bible studies, doctrinal materials and music available in Braille, large print and on cassette for 6 week loan to those who are print disabled. Includes special resources for children and youth and some materials in Spanish.

Braille Institute Library
741 North Vermont
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Phone: (323) 663-1111
Phone: (800) 272-4553
Comprehensive rehabilitation facility which includes a media center and a library with some Christian materials including books on tape by Joni Earikson Tada.

Braille Publications
P. O. Box 1315
Holland, MI 49422

Phone: (616) 396-8138
Provides a variety of Braille publications from a reformed theology perspective.

Broadman Cassette Club
127 Ninth Avenue
Nashville, TN 37234

Cassette tapes available at reduced cost through membership in this club. Cassettes include music, written publications and presentations.

CARE Ministries, Inc.
P. O. Box 1830
Starkville, MS 39760

Phone: (662) 323-4999
Phone: (800) 336-2232
Provides national services to assist those who are blind to know Christ and to find their place in the body of Christ. Specific services include information and referral, technical assistance, Bible studies in a variety of media, prayer support and advocacy. Produces "Our Daily Bread" and the "Evangelical Sunday School Lesson" on cassette tape along with a variety of Bible study materials and books. Also hosts the DAVID Project, a national database of Christian materials in alternative media (Braille, large print, cassette, disk).

Christian Book Distributors (CBD)
P. O. Box 7000
Peabody, MA 01961-7000
Phone: (978) 977-5050 or (800) 247-4784
Catalog sales of a wide variety of large print and cassette Bibles at reasonable prices.

Christian Education for the Blind Ministries
Bridge Christian Outreach

4200 South Freeway Drive, Suite 702
Ft. Worth, TX 76115
Phone: (817) 920-0444
Fax: (817) 920-0777
Provides adult Baptist Sunday school materials on cassette tape.

Christian Listening
Box 87
Van Wyck, SC 29744

Christian books and materials on cassette tapes.

Christian Blind Mission International - Canada
Talking Book Library
P. O. Box 800
Stouffville, Ontario L4A 7Z9

Phone: (800) 567- CBMI (2264)
Produces and maintains a large lending library of Christian books and materials available only to those in Canada. The Talking Book Library offers a wide array of titles: devotional, biographical, missions, Biblical studies, Christian growth, family, fiction, and children’s stories on professionally produced cassettes.

Christian Mission for the Blind & Visually Impaired
P. O. Box 26650
Indianapolis, IN 46226-0650
Phone: (317) 549-2386
URL: www.lightdog.cbm/
Maintains a lending library of Christian materials in Braille and on tape. Bimonthly magazines are available on tape and in large print.

Christian Newsreel
49 South Sunset Blvd.
Coldwater, MI 49036
Provides a regular taped magazine with a variety of articles from different authors available at a subscription fee.

Christian Record Services, Inc.
4444 South 52nd Street
Lincoln, NE 68516

Phone: (402) 488-0981 (866) 488-0981
Produces Braille and taped materials and maintains a lending library.

Circle of Love Cassette Ministry
5028 south Duck Creek Rd.
Cleveland, TX 77327

Phone: (281) 592-8875
Produces and distributes by subscription, a Christian magazine entitled "Circle of Love", specifically for people who are blind or visually impaired.

Clearer Vision Ministries
P.O. Box 2085
Sanford, FL 32772-2085

Phone (407) 330-2085
FAX: (407) 330-2086
Provides recorded Christian materials and magazine for use by blind and print impaired persons, especially Bible College students. Also provides technical assistance to local churches seeking to minister to/with print impaired persons.

Clovernook Center for the Blind
7000 Hamilton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45231

Phone: (513) 522-3860
Phone: (888) 234-7156
As a comprehensive rehabilitation and employment center for the blind, Clovernook also runs a large scale Braille production program for books and lengthy materials.

Good Morning, Lord!
Daily email devotional sent out at no charge for persons who are interested. Run by a blind couple, Mike and Alice Smitherman, the devotionals come Monday through Friday and include a weekly prayer list.

Gospel Association for the Blind, Inc.
P. O. Box 1162
Bunnell, FL 32110

Phone: (904) 586-5885
Has a large free circulating library of Braille and taped materials and sponsors a summer camp in New Hampshire for people who are blind.

Gospel Light Foundation for the Blind, Inc.
3760 Village Main St.
Loganville, GA 30052-8618

Phone: (678) 475-7879
Offers two Braille Bible courses, (Right With God and Knowing and Serving God) and a cassette lending library with a catalog available on cassette.

39 Seminary Hill Road
Carmel, NY 10512

Phone: (914) 225-3681
Phone: (800) 431-2344
Guidepost magazine is available at the regular subscription rate in large print and on cassette (requires Library of Congress 4 track player).

Gospel Communications
This Web site maintains a variety of resources including various translations of the Bible, Concordance and search capabilities, daily devotionals including "My Utmost for His Highest", "Our Daily Bread", "Guideposts", "The Upper Room", "Spurgeon's Morning and Evening Devotions" and many others. Also maintains a number of Bible study references and links.

Hadley School for the Blind, Inc.
700 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093

Phone: (847) 446-8111
Phone: (800) 323-4238
Provides academic and vocational education through free correspondence courses for blind and visually impaired persons including Survey classes on both the New and Old Testaments. Also offers free courses for parents of blind children.

Helping Hands Braille Ministries
P. O. Box 8298
Kentwood, MI 49518

Phone: (616) 913-9133
Produces and distributes Christian materials in Braille.

P. O. Box 2200
Big Fork, MT 59911-2200
Phone: (406) 837-2244
Fax: (406) 837-4433
Sells Computer-Aided Bible Research materials, some which may be used with large print and speech access software for people who are blind and visually impaired.

2421 Aztec Road N.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87107-4200
Phone: (505) 881-3321 (800)-545-6552
Produces a number of Scriptural resources of interest to those who are blind including taped versions of the Bible and a dramatized tapes of children's Bible stories called Kid Pack and a series of children's books with accompanying cassette tapes called Psalms and Proverbs in song.

International Bible Society
P. O. Box 35700
Colorado Springs, CO 80935-3570
Phone: (719) 488-9200 (800) 524-1588
As translation sponsors of the New International Version of the Bible, provides the NIV in numerous languages on cassette and video tape and in large and giant print.

International Christian Braille Mission
5210 MacCorkle Avenue, S.W.
South Charleston, WV 25309-1010
Phone: (304) 768-8876
Prints and distributes Christian literature in Braille and on tape.

Joni and Friends
P. O. Box 3333
Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Phone: (818) 707-5664 (888) 522-5664
TDD: (818) 707-9707
Order Line: (800) 523-577
Provides advocacy and public education as to the needs and abilities of disabled persons. Sponsors international conferences for workers in ministry to the disabled.

Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
1291 Taylor Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20542

Phone: (202) 707-5100
Email: nls@loc.govt
Maintains a free cassette tape lending library and produces Braille publications. Known in many states as the Talking Book Library, there are state libraries with local toll free numbers. Holdings of the Library include a number of Christian materials and an electronic Bible Resources on the WEB reference circular. Also trains Braille transcribers.

Lifeway Christian Resources
One Lifeway Plaza
Nashville, TN 37234
Phone: (615) 251-2000
All three Southern Baptist Adult Sunday School lessons are available on cassette tape: The Adult Convention Uniform Series, Adult Life and Work Series and Adult Bible Book Series. The Open Window, which is a daily devotion, is available on four-track cassette.

Lutheran Braille Evangelism Association
1740 Eugene Street
White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Phone: (651) 426-0469
Publishes and produces Christian literature for blind people.

Lutheran Braille Workers, Inc.
Box 307
Redlands, CA 92373

Phone: (909) 795-8977 (800) 925-6092
Provides religious and educational materials in Braille and large print including the Bible and devotional materials free to blind and visually impaired persons.

Lutheran Blind Mission
7550 Watson Road
St. Louis, MO 63119

Phone: (888) 215-2455 (314) 918-0415

Maintains a large collection of cassette and Braille reading materials available on loan to anyone who is legally blind.

Lutheran Tape Ministry
203 East Broad Street
P. O. Box 218
Blue Springs, NE 68318
Phone: (800) 937-2591
Tapes materials including the American Translation of the Bible (BEX).

Martha Arney Library for the Blind
3911 Hayes Street, N.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55421

Phone: (763) 788-0508
Lending Library of Christian materials for people who are blind or visually impaired. Currently the Library is working at capacity and unable to take new patrons.

Mt. Olive Tape Lending Library
P. O. Box 422
Mt. Olive, MS
Phone: (601) 797-3011
Extensive and in-depth lectures from a reformed theology perspective available by requesting a catalog. There is a small fee for cassette materials.

Metrolina Sight Services
Metrolina Association of the Blind
704 Louise Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204

Phone: (704) 372-3870 (800) 926 5466
Provides economical Braille and large print transcription services for individuals, agencies and churches. Also includes a Braille billing service for individuals wanting to receive their bills in Braille.

National Braille Association, Inc
3 Townline Circle
Rochester, NY 14623

Phone: (716) 427-8260
A volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to providing transciptionist training, production and distribution of Braille materials including religious and secular music. Materials are available for a small fee to individuals. They also maintain a Braille book bank.

National Braille Press
88 St. Stephens Street
Boston, MA 02115

Phone: (617) 266-6160
Produces a number of Braille publications and will produce materials for a fee. Implements a children's Braille book club.

National Church Conference of the Blind
P. O. Box 163
Denver, CO 80201
Phone: (303) 455-3430
Group of concerned blind Christians who meet annually to address accessibility issues and to encourage one another in the faith.

North Star Audio Books
P. O. Box 129
Van Wyck, SC 29744

Phone: (800) 522-2979
Produces, sells and rents unabridged books on cassette tape including the Classics, Inspirational books and Christian Fiction.

Reader’s Digest Association, Inc.
P. O. Box 3010
Harlan, IA 51593-0101
(800) 807-2780 (large print Reader's Digest)
(800) 877-5293 (large print Bible)
(800) 223-1839 (books on tape)
Provides materials at low cost including the Reader's Digest and the condensed Revised Standard Version of the Bible in large print for visually impaired persons.

Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic, Inc.
20 Roszel Road
Princeton, NJ 08540

Phone: (800) 221-4792 (609) 452-0606
A large lending library of textbooks and technical materials on cassette tape or computer disk. Includes a number of theological books and Bible commentaries. Cassette recordings may be kept up to a year and are available upon request. There is a one-time registration fee.

Reigner Recording Library, Union Theological Library
3401 Brook Road
Richmond, VA 23227

Phone (804) 355-0671
Cassette and reel-to-reel recordings available for loan of sermons, radio programs, religious subjects and films.

Ruth Berry Versaw Library for the Blind
11104 North Brauer
Oklahoma City, OK 73114
Phone (405) 751-5121
Sermons and Christian books on cassette tape for those who are blind. Includes J. Vernon McGee's
Through the Bible. The Library is currently working at capacity and unable to take new patrons.

Seedlings Braille Books for Children
P. O. Box 51924
Livona, MI 48151-5924

Phone: (734) 427-8552
Phone: (800) 777-8552
Fax: (734) 427-8552
Produces low-cost Braille books for children. Some print and Braille books are also available. Catalog available upon request.

Sharing & Caring
1595 Westhaven Place
Stayton, OR 97383

Phone: (503) 769-7308 Subscription magazine on cassette of Christian encouragement.

Sound of Sight
840 S. Sheridan Blvd.
Denver, CO 80226
Phone: (303) 936-2188
Phone: (888) 936-0001
National Christian computer support network. The echurch provides loving fellowship, encouragement and discussion of Biblical and spiritual issues of interest to people who are blind or visually impaired. Free homepages are available for blind Christians who want to share their testimony.

Spoken Word Ministries, Inc.
205 W John Street
Mt. Olive, NC
Phone: (919) 778-8070
Phone: (800) 668-8070
Personal ministry to blind persons and small groups of those who are visually impaired. Literature outreach in the form of a cassette magazine, the "Spoken Word", which is a selection of interdenominational articles from different publications.

Tape Ministries NW
122 SW 150th Street
Burien, WA 98166
Phone (206) 243-7377
Provides a variety of Christian materials and magazines including "Our Daily Bread" on cassette tape. Catalog available upon request.

Unity Ministries Library
315 N. Thirteenth Street
Mayfield, KY 42006

Phone: (270) 247-3643
A place where others may come to borrow Christian literature and study God's word.

The Upper Room
General Board of Discipleship
P. O. Box 340004
Nashville, TN 37203

Phone: (615) 340-7200
Phone: (800) 972-0433
Regular bi-monthly devotional publication is available in Braille (free) or in large print (at the regular subscription rate) or on cassette for a substantial fee.

Union Presbyterian Seminary/Christian Education William Morton Smith Library
3401 Brook Road
Richmond, VA 23227

Phone: (804) 355-0671
Cassette and reel-to-reel recordings available for loan of sermons, radio programs, religious subjects and films.

Vision Volunteer Missions
34 Ramsey Road
city, AL 36869
Phone: (334) 297-6432
Provides workshops and training materials in how to effectively minister to blind persons. Also provides a bi-monthly taped magazine for blind users sponsored by the Southern Baptist Convention.

Voice of Print of the N. W. Florida Radio Reading Service
6102 Chicago Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32526

Phone: (888) 941-2888
Provides reading assistance on 4 track cassette tape for books and materials not available elsewhere. Have several Christian materials including a dramatized version of the Bible on 12 cassettes.

Wilson Tape Lending Library
G. L. Wilson, Jr.
P. O. Box 1836
Mapleton, GA 30126
Phone: (770) 745-1756
Fax: (770) 948-7709
Provides a regular Christian magazine on cassette tape and a variety of Christian Materials especially designed to encourage spiritual growth. Also provides large print Bibles to those with financial need.

WorldWide Ministries
1810-32nd Place, NE Apt. 20.
Salem, OR 97303
Phone: (503) 763-1261
A delightful monthly Christian cassette magazine with devotionals, information, pen pals, recipes and news of interest to those who are blind or visually impaired. Cost is $10 per year to read and return and $15 per year to read and keep.

Catholic Resources

National Catholic Office for Persons with Disabilities
P. O. Box 29113
Washington, DC 20017-0113

Phone: (202) 529-2933
Provides information on access and accommodations to churches and coordinates activities for persons with disabilities within the Church. Maintains affiliates in each state in coordination with the U. S. Catholic Bishops on People with Disabilities.

Xavier Society
154 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010

Phone: (800) 637-9193
Produces various Catholic periodicals and materials in Braille, Large type and on cassette.

Jewish Resources

Jewish Braille Institute of America
110 East 30th Street
New York, NY 10016

Phone: (212) 889-2525
Phone: (800) 433-1531
Produces and distributes Braille and cassette Jewish materials in a variety of languages including Hebrew, English, Yiddish, Russian, German, Romanian. Has children's and adult materials and maintains a lending library.

Jewish Guild for the Blind
15 West 65th Street
New York, NY 10023

Phone: (212) 769-6266
Produces and distributes talking books and large print materials.

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