Welcome to Compass Braille
Supporting 120 mission projects worldwide with Braille in 43 languages to 47 countries
Based in the UK, Compass Braille is a registered charity that transcribes and produces Braille Bible portions, books, booklets, leaflets and newsletters in various languages for overseas use. Our Braille is used and distributed by partner groups who work among people with visual disabilities in churches, schools, training programmes and community healthcare projects.
Braille is an important commodity and for many the ownership of one or two Braille volumes is the most valuable thing they possess. Braille readers get as much enjoyment from reading as their sighted peers, the difference is that Braille readers, especially in 'the Global South', do not have a readily available supply of reading materials at their disposal.
Compass Braille produce in the region of 10,000 Braille portions each year but, due to a lack of funding, this only accounts for half the needs known to us. We rely heavily on donations in order to continue in our quest to make Braille accessible to as many people with visual disabilities as possible. Please help us reduce the inequality that Braille readers experience by donating now.
Take a look at our Bike for Braille page where you can see some video snippets of the ride - this fundraising event raised £9,500.
For updates on our Braille production and other news take a look at the News page where you will also find our newsletter 'Newscast'.
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