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The Center for Braille and Narration Production (CBNP) produces transcribed and narrated educational material. Our mission, in cooperation with RSB, is to provide Missouri’s blind and visually impaired with quality, low-cost Braille, large print and narrated materials that meet their educational, occupational, and recreational needs; at the same time providing meaningful employment for qualified individuals of the Jefferson City Correctional Center.


Some of the services we provide include:

Braille:  Literary and Textbook Format produced to Braille Association of North America standards.

e-Braille: (Available on CD, flash drive, or SD-card) This electronic form of transcription is essentially identical to its hard-copy counterpart, however, it is provided in a Braille-ready-format (or .BRF) file which can be accessed and read through any of a variety of refreshable-Braille display devices, as well as embossed into a hard-copy. Due to the limitations of current refreshable-Braille display devices, tactile graphics are not offered in electronic form.

Large Print: Produced in 20-point Arial typeface or larger; page size up to tabloid (11x17)

e-Large Print: (Available on CD, flash drive, or SD-card) This electronic form of transcription is essentially identical to its hard-copy counterpart, however, it is provided in a Microsoft Word document with color graphics, and can be used by any device that you would use Microsoft Word on.

Nemeth Code:  Produced to National Braille Association:  The Nemeth Braille Code for Mathematics and Scientific Notation standards.

Music Braille:  Produced to Braille Association of North America: Music Braille Code standards.

Narration:  Your textbooks, instruction manuals, and your favorite books, magazines, newsletters and articles narrated into CD, Audio or MP3 Formats.

Text: (Available on CD, flash drive, or SD-card) This electronic form of transcription provides content in a plain text (or .TXT) file & has no hard-copy counterpart. Text files can be used with any refreshable-Braille display device or PC/Mac with/without screen-reading software (such as JAWS, Window-Eyes, etc.). Graphics/images cannot be reproduced within this form of transcription and are addressed through transcriber notes.

Graphics:  Produce specialty Braille and Large Print products, business cards, menus, calendars, brochures and book design. Please contact us at 1-800-592-6004 for details.