Braille Library & Transcribing Services (formerly Volunteer Braillists & Tapists) - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Braille Library & Transcribing Services (formerly Volunteer Braillists & Tapists)
517 North Segoe Road
Suite 200-B
Madison, WI 53705-3172
(608) 233-0222 (Local)
(608) 233-0249 (Fax)

Brief Description

Braille Library & Transcribing Services, Inc. is a Madison-based non-profit Wisconsin (USA) corporation dedicated to providing print materials in braille or on audio cassette. Our philosophy is that everyone should have the opportunity to read. BLTS serves visually- or print-impaired persons regardless of age, race, religion, sex, or national origin.

Hours of operation: Tues.-Fri. 10:00 AM-1:00 PM (CST)
Clients served on average per year: 200
Number of staff: 3
Staff description: Aaron J. Konkol (Office Manager- paid); Sue Danz (Braille Coordinator- paid); Patricia Herrling (Librarian- volunteer)
Geographic area served: All of United States and Canada, but primarily Wisconsin.
Publications: "Dear Pearl" Newsletter (for members)


Sue Danz, Braille Coordinator, (608) 233-0222,
Patricia Herrling, Braille Librarian, (608) 233-0222,
Aaron Konkol, Office Manager/Volunteer Coordinator, (608) 233-0222,

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assistive Products
    • Braille books. Products for sale or loan.
  • Braille/Electronic/Audio/Large Print Production
    • Textbooks, career/vocational, religious, children's literature, adult fiction, cookbooks, handiwork.
  • Library Services
    • Maintains free lending library of more than 2200 titles in braille.
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