African Braille Centre

The African Braille Centre (ABC) is a regional non-governmental organization based in Nairobi. ABC’s main focus is the production of curriculum Braille learning materials and talking books for use by visually impaired children in schools. The organization has partnered with other international organizations such as Perkins School for the Blind (USA), E-Kitabu (USA), DOT Corporation (Korea), Braillo (Norway) etc. in provision of assistive devices and equipment for the blind learners as well as those with low vision.

Our core functions are:
  • Production of curriculum braille books for Primary and Secondary education levels. The organization offers transcription and debrailling services to Tertiary Institutions such as Universities and Teacher training Colleges.
  • Production of general reading materials in braille and audio for general consumption by persons with visual impairment
  • Training Support staff in Braille Production and use of assistive devices. The training is offered either at the Client institution or at ABC.
  • Training Technicians in repair and maintenance of Perkins Brailler
  • Provision of educational or general materials in braille and audio and local or imported assistive devices
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    Braille Volumes Supplied annually
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    Perkins braillers repaired to date
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    Locally trained technicians
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    Trained technicians in other African countries
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    Reams of
    Braille paper
    supplied annually
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    Large print exercise books supplied annually
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    New Braillers supplied annually


The organization stock these items and you can ask for a quote on any item in the list

Welcome to African Braille Centre.

Join us today to ensure that children who are blind or have visual impairment have equal opportunities to access quality education that will lead to a better future life

ABC Account details:
ABC Mpesa Pay Bill: 939216

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We call upon you to join us to bridge existing learning gap for children with visual impairment through provision of learning materials in alternative & accessible format and by providing assistive devices and equipment. Let us come together to change lives of visually impaired children by ensuring they get equal opportunity to advance their education for better and independent future lives.

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African Braille Centre was founded by Sightsavers in 1986 and became an independent Kenya NGO in 1997. The organization has been supporting education of visually impaired leaners for over 32 years now

Curriculum Braille
book production

We convert curriculum books for both primary, secondary schools & tertially institutions such as Teachers training colleges, Universities into braille to enable the leaners have equal access to information like the sighted ones.

Transcription for
various institutions

We convert braille documents into readable formats to enable the sighted individual to know what is written in braille. We do also change written information into braille to enable the blind people to read what is written. We also do Audio Production.

Machines Repair

We carry out routine maintenance of both the braille machines and the embosser, in addition we repair the worn out machines where we replace the worn out parts with new ones to bring them back into re-usable conditions. We do also train individuals on how to repair the machines for various institutions. We do repair and maintenance of braille embosers such index, braillos and perkin braillers among others.

Supply of braille
material and equipment

We supply brown and white braille papers embossing papers,braillons & JAWs software. Other equipment we supply are perkins braille,embossers,talking calculator scientific calculator,Wrist talking watch,abacus,victor reader,white canes, Thermoform machine, Slate and Stylus, Stylus, UNO Card Game Cubarithms Daisy reader Braille Kit Goal Balls Geometrical Set. We also do braille production e.g Synagies for lift doors, installation of emboseer, service charters, business cards, brochures etc

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