Supporting 120 overseas projects worldwide with Braille Bibles and Books in 43 languages to 47 countries
Based in the UK, Compass Braille is a registered charity that transcribes and produces the Braille Bible and Braille books in various languages for overseas use. Our Braille is used and distributed by various groups who work among people with visual disabilities in churches, schools, training programmes and community healthcare projects. Braille is fundamental and for those who read it... Braille is the door to literacy on which all education hinges.
Braille readers enjoy reading as much as sighted readers, the only difference is the availability of books. To help bring about change we produce Braille for free distribution to the end user by building partnerships with groups that run overseas programmes - details can be found here. We produce thousands of Braille Bible portions and Braille books each year but this does not meet all the needs and, although we have the capacity to increase our output, a lack of funding prevents this. As you read through this website you will discover what we do and the difference it makes to the lives of many people around the world. If you would like to help us do more then please take a look at our donations page.
One Man’s Story by Wycliffe Aliona: 'How I became a Teacher at a Sighted School.... I was born on 5th April 1969. I have 10 sisters and a brother, although two sisters passed away. I became totally blind due to cataracts at the age of 6 months. At the age of 4 years, I was admitted to Kibos School for the Blind to commence my basic education. Whilst in school, I made new friends from all walks of life. I was able to learn English, Kiswahili and music Braille notation as well as daily living skills and mobility. I also learned Christian faith and many important lessons taught in all schools in Kenya. In 1987 I passed my Kenya Certificate of Primary Education and joined Thika High School for the Blind in 1988. During my life in high school, I was taught French Braille, piano and typing. In 1990, I received Jesus as my personal Saviour and became a very active Christian. To read the rest of Wycliffe's story please see Newscast.
We also welcome enquiries from individuals who want advice about obtaining Braille. Unfortunately, we can only meet direct requests for Braille when funds and transcription of the relevant language are in place.
For New Languages, Production Updates and other information, go to our News page where Updates and Newsletters can be found. The Videos page shows clips of our Mini Braille library project and 'Bike for Braille' which raised £9,500 for this project.
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