Mohawk Valley Braille Transcribers

The Mohawk Valley Braille Transcribers (MVBT) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to formatting all types of ordinary texts into Braille. Organized by Harriet Kaler in 1973, and officially becoming incorporated in 1992 as Mohawk Valley Braille Transcribers, Inc., MVBT is operated solely from volunteers.

Although the organization’s primary focus is the transcription of textbooks for all levels of education, their work has also included church bulletins, restaurant menus, and other various materials. The mission of MVBT is to provide the proper and necessary reading materials for individuals who are blind and visually impaired, enabling them to interact with all types of literature, and their environment, successfully and independently.

MVBT typically produces, on average, over 50,000 pages of Braille texts, credited to the service of 10,200 volunteer hours. Due to this incredible volunteer contribution, MVBT makes an impact each year by shipping their products to over 26 states.

If you are interested in contributing to the cause, MVBT offers training classes in Literary Braille Transcribing, where individuals are taught the methods, rules, and regulations of the practice.

For more information about volunteer opportunities, contact:
Christine Barnes
Production Center Coordinator
Tel: (315) 797-2233
Fax: (315) 223-4512
E-Mail: mvbt@cabvi.org

Mailing address:
MVBT, Inc.
507 Kent St.
Utica, NY 13501