“It’s a dream come true! Now I understand better, and I can read whenever I want.”
Carmen from Guatemala lost her sight at the age of three. She had been wanting to read the Bible ever since. Then, at the age of 50, she finally received a Bible in Braille. Braille is a system of raised dots that she can read with her fingertips. Carmen is overwhelmed now being able to read God’s Word for the first time on her own, at her own pace and in her own time.
As United Bible Societies we are striving to make God’s Word accessible to everyone in their preferred language and medium. Our mandate includes visually impaired people who cannot read a standard Bible in print and need Braille, Giant Print or Audio instead.
By making more and more Bible translations and biblical materials available in these formats we want to empower our visually disabled sisters and brothers to fully engage with God and his Word.
We have heard and seen amazing stories and testimonies from people like Carmen: Being able to read the Bible was the most important step towards a life of joy and fulfilment. Through their life example, society’s view on people with disabilities has also changed. The Bible in Braille, Giant Print or Audio make a difference.
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To find out more about accessible publications for people with visual disability, contact the PVD Helpdesk.