Christian Record Services, Inc. (CRS, www.christianrecord.org), located in the Lincoln Trade Center, is proud to announce the opening of its new office space dedicated to the production of braille resources. This expansion marks a significant commitment to serving the worldwide visually impaired community and enhancing access to braille literature for all.
Earlier this year, CRS received $597,000 from the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists to increase its braille production capacity.
“With this expansion, we will contribute to braille literacy and address the book famine that currently exists, with less than 10% of published works available in accessible formats in developed countries and less than 1% in undeveloped countries,” said Diane Thurber, President of CRS.
The new office space is equipped with technology designed to streamline the braille production process. From high-speed embossers to specialized software for transcribing written text into braille to workspace to assemble the braille books, every detail has been considered to ensure efficiency and precision.
The organization hopes this expansion will not only meet many of the immediate needs of the visually impaired community, but also inspire other institutions to prioritize accessibility in their outreach efforts.