About The Braille Group of Buffalo

Our Mission

In order to improve the quality of life for people with visual impairments, the mission of The Braille Group of Buffalo is to transcribe and provide Braille materials to visually impaired readers of all ages, and to provide training to those who produce Braille.

Who We Are

  • We are Braille transcribers certified by the United States Library of Congress
  • We are thermoformers, collators, and book binders
  • We Are All Volunteers!


Services We Provide

  • We Braille for local lawyers, teachers, Social Service, and IRS employees
  • We Braille books for students from kindergarten through college so that they will have equal access to the curriculum like their peers
  • We Braille menus and theater programs and charge only our cost
  • We Braille instructions for Blind Road Rallies sponsored by LIONs Clubs
  • We Braille recipe books, knitting and crochet instructions, music lyrics, microwave and oven manuals, hotel and subway floor plans, tax forms


A Brief History

In 1956, at Temple Beth Am in a suburb of Buffalo, New York, several volunteers learned to transcribe print into Braille in order to help a blind child of a member of the congregation succeed in school. The Braille group was a part of the Sisterhood and began to grow, offering its services to the general community.

In 2002, the Braille Group became an independent non-profit corporation and became known as The Braille Group of Buffalo, expanding its services to all of western New York State.

Copies of our Braille materials are sold all over the United States, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Bahamas and Russia.