What is the Special Collection?

The Braille Special Collection program is designed to increase braille literacy and foster a love of reading by providing blind and visually impaired children with FREE braille books and storybook kits throughout the year.

Who can receive the special collection?

Any visually impaired child living in the United States or Canada is eligible to receive books from the Special Collection. VI teachers or educators may also subscribe to our Special Collection through our program: Partners in Literacy.

How many books can be ordered?

You May Order:

  • 2 Dots for Tots® kits

Is there a charge for the books?

The books are completely free of charge for any blind/visually impaired child or VI teacher by signing up for the Special Collection.

How many times will I receive a catalog?

The Braille Special Collection produces a catalog twice a year: Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter. Subscribers may order up to 4 books over the course of a year.

Dots for Tots®

A book called Brush, Brush, BrushMulti-sensory storybook kits for preschoolers, 2 to 5 years old. Each includes a picture book with uncontracted braille overlays and manipulatives that represent the characters or concepts of the story.

Digital Dots

Digital Dots thumbnailare downloadable books in braille for high school readers.

Contact Us

For more information: Call 1-800-BRAILLE (272-4553) and ask for Braille Publishing, or call us directly at (323) 906-3104, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PST), or email us: specialcollection@brailleinstitute.org.

Digital Dots

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Downloadable books in braille for high school readers. Click here to go to the Digital Dots portal.