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Job Opportunity – Braille Instructor

An opening for a braille instructor for the Pennsylvania Correctional Industries has opened up. The instructor will be required to train Pennsylvania female inmates on braille transcriptions. See link below for more details and to apply! Job Post

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Delores Billman Scholarship Now Available

The Delores Billman Scholarship stands as a tribute to a remarkable woman whose dedication to braille has touched countless lives. For years, she has been an integral part of the Patrick L. O’Daniel Braille Facility, formerly known as the Mountain View Braille Facility. This scholarship serves a dual purpose: first, to honor Mrs. Billman for […]

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Exciting New Conference!

We are at it again! The Patrick O’Daniel Braille Facility (formerly known as Mountain View Braille Facility), is hosting the SECOND Patrick O’Daniel Braille Facility Conference being held April 15-16, 2024, in Gatesville, TX. After the success of last year, we are seizing the opportunity to build upon that success and showcase the high levels […]

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A Different Perspective: Part 2

Prison Braille programs are designed to meet two diverse needs: the need for more high quality braille materials for people who are blind, and the need to rehabilitate offenders and prepare them for reentry into society. While there is quite a lot of talk about the benefit to students who are blind and visually impaired […]

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In The News: Incarcerated Women Get Certified to Create Braille Books for Visually Impaired Kids

Graduation day came at a place you might not expect: York Correctional Institution. The women’s state prison has developed a program to certify inmates in braille transcription, and the work is helping visually-impaired kids across Connecticut. Five women graduated from the program on Thursday. Seeing the beauty of a butterfly through your fingers: it is […]

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