Visual Aids We Create
Braille Textbooks, Novels, Articles, and Tests
Visual Aid Volunteers is a trusted resource to transcribe textbooks for students of all ages, articles, and tests for local school districts, and even novels or other literary works. Almost every book in print can be transcribed into braille volumes. VAV can also transcribe articles for students at every level of learning. During the spring semester, VAV frequently transcribes practice tests for visually impaired students preparing for standardized testing.
Braille Special Event Schedules,Church Publications, and Menus
Visual Aid Volunteers is honored to help your event, restaurant, or gathering to be accessible to the visually impaired.
Visual Aid Volunteers has a large library of educational resources in the natural sciences, math, and social sciences that students can read with their fingers. Visual Aid Volunteers also employs talented graphic designers to customize graphics to your needs.
Educational Tactile Maps
Visual Aid Volunteers is a valued partner to local school districts to design and print tactile geographic maps.
Tactile Art for Museums
One of Visual Aid Volunteers’ newest projects is designing tactile representations of art works for displays in local museums. You can see that work at the Amon Carter Museum and the Kimbell Museum.
Hotel information including maps
Visual Aid Volunteers creates maps of hotels and civic centers to allow the visually impaired to travel to conferences and for fun with confidence!
Tools of Our Trade
Our embossers allow us to not only transcribe but produce volumes of braille on site. The embosser creates white on white raised braille used for pages without tactiles.
Our swell machine is used to create raised line graphics, called tactiles, that have a “suede-like” feeling to the raised lines. Special swell paper puffs up black ink.
Our tiger embosser is also used to create raised line graphics in white on white format.
Our Perkins Brailler is used sparingly now but works similarly to a typewriter to emboss single cells of braille at a time.