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Braille Services

In operation since 1914, Clovernook's Braille Printing House is recognized as one of the largest volume producers of Braille in North America. The Printing House annually produces more than 40 million pages.

Clovernook's Braille Printing Department employs 15 people who are blind and/or have additional disabilities. They transcribe, emboss, bind and distribute Braille editions of general readership magazines and books.

Clovernook Center for the Blind is a founding member of BANA (Braille Authority of North America).

Clovernook workers produce more than 100 Braille books each year, and they transcribe and produce a variety of publications, including ESPN Magazine, Rolling Stone, National Geographic, Popular Mechanics, Martha Stewart Living, Ladies’ Home Journal, Popular Communications, Cooking Light, Harper’s, Parenting, New York Times Large Print Weekly, Washington Post Book World, Daily Word, Forward Day by Day, Upper Room, The Mitilda Ziegler Magazine for the Blind, Guideposts, and Larosa’s Restaurant Menus.

Other Braille products include handbooks, instruction manuals, restaurant menus, schedules, business cards and a variety of other items needed to accommodate consumers with a visual impairment.

If you are interested in purchasing braille books or would like more information about braille services, please contact Jo Morell, sales representative, at (513) 728-6259.

Memphis:
Visually impaired customers experience frustration with small, italicized print and with low-light environments typical in many restaurants. And, we all know that frustrated customers are not return customers. Aging customers are asking for more light and larger print menus. ADA regulations for public accommodations include Braille/Large Print as effective methods of ensuring no individual with a visual impairment is denied services. Census figures reflect 60,000 persons in the Memphis Metro area report they have significant vision loss.

For a donation of $50.00 Clovernook will reprint your menu in Braille/Large Print. All you need to provide is the menu text and you’ll receive two quality bound copies of your menu. In addition, you’ll receive educational brochures for your staff on enhancing customer service to persons with disabilities and signage for your windows or doors telling your customers that you choose to provide Braille/Large Print menus. Questions about acceptable file formats can be answered by Lynn Tune, Manager of Program Services at 901.523.9590 or ltune@clovernook.org. Clovernook is an associate member of the Memphis Restaurant Association.

Accessibility Statement

Clovernook Center for Blind and Visually Impaired's website has been designed to be as accessible as possible to all website visitors. As such this website has been created to be accessible to those with varying degrees of visual impairment and has been found to be compliant using the former Watchfire WebXact and Bobby systems. This site strives to be accessible to all, if you have found content that you are having difficulty accessing, please contact us at accessibility@clovernook.org and we will address the issue.

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