Project Description

IRC Braille Production and Repair

Converting books into braille form enables the visually impaired to read like sighted peers. Each year St. Nicholas’ Home braille production unit produces books, and delivers to the BVI community throughout Malaysia.

Perkins Brailler used to be the main tool for braille translation and teaching. In year 2014, the new Braille Display which could be connected to computer and printer, make translation and conversion from books to braille much easier.

Besides that, braille classes are also conducted for the visually impaired. The ability to read and write in braille opens the door to literacy, intellectual freedom and equal opportunity.

SNH has been very fortunate to have been able to access the services of competent persons to service and repair braillers for the past 50 years.

SNH continues to offer good quality brailler servicing and repair services to schools providing education to children with vision impairment and individual owners of Perkins Braillers.

Books Translated
Donated in 2019
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St Nicholas’ Home, Penang is a non-profit charitable organization, which aims to respond to the evolving needs of blind and visually impaired (BVI) community in Malaysia, irrespective of their religion, race and background.


Your support is like a shining beacon amidst these dark times, brightening our community’s lives. Some of us might not be able to see, but we definitely felt your love and kindness through it all.