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Materials in Braille

Today, there are accommodations that help individuals who are blind or who have low vision meaningfully participate in the life of the Church as students, clergy members, pastoral leaders, teachers, and more. Parishes can help to promote the meaningful participation of these individuals by offering parish materials in braille, in large print, and in electronic format.  It is important to be aware of the accommodations available for people who are blind or who have low vision so that parishes can benefit from the vocations of more individuals. 


Ordering materials in Braille

Since 1900, Xavier Society for the Blind has been providing braille materials to patrons of all ages, both lay and religious, in order for them to learn about, develop and practice their Faith. 

Contact Information Xavier Society For The Blind 248 West 35th Street Suite 1502, New York, NY 10001-2505   PHONE  (212) 473-7800 FAX (212) 473-7801 EMAIL info@xaviersocietyfortheblind.org  

If you are a client and in need of your log-in details to download audio or BRF files, please contact Client Services at 212-473-7800 or clientservices@xaviersocietyfortheblind.org

Interacting with People with Vision Loss

A person who is blind walking out of a Church with other parishioners

20.6 million American adults are blind or living with vision loss that is not corrected by wearing glasses or contact lenses (National Health Interview Survey 2012). The following are some tips to facilitation interaction among people with and without 20/20 vision.

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Click on the link to find additional resources and information provided by the National Catholic Partnership on Disabilities NCPD


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