Heard About ISVI's
Braille Dots Print Shop...
what we can do for you?
Do you or your organization serve
individuals who are blind or visually impaired? Do Senior Citizens frequent
your establishment or are they members of your organization? If so, then you
might ask yourself these questions:
"Can these folks read our menus,
mailings, newsletters, bulletins, or other printed materials?"
"Could we offer an additional
service for these people, designed to make it easier for them to read our
"Seniors", as well as persons who
are blind and visually impaired, enjoy being able to read printed materials
for themselves. Few adults openly choose to have others read for them if the
print size is large enough for them to see--or in the medium they need, such
as material printed in Braille. If such a service was available, these
individuals would be able to read your printed materials without assistance!
The Braille Dots Print Shop is a
vocational and educational experience for students. It is offered to upper
class students who are currently enrolled in the computerized
information-processing curriculum at the Illinois School for the Visually
Impaired. This curriculum is part of a sequential and approved Tech
Prep program with Lincoln Land Community College.
These high-school students enter
information on computer, save such data, and then produce such documents in
enlarged print and Braille.
An original print copy can either
be scanned or may be typed and set for printing by student employees.
Enlarged print and Braille can also be converted from existing files that
have previously been stored.
While practicing skills learned in
class, these young people work as "employees" in a work-study setting--the
Print Shop. They are able to gain valuable vocational experience in
information processing and interpersonal skills while dealing with the
public on a "business level."
If you believe your business or
organization would be interested in providing such a service for the public
members, consider giving the Braille Dots Print Shop a call.
The supervisor of the print shop
can be reached by telephoning the school: at (217) 479-4430.
Our mailing address is:
Dots Print Shop
Illinois School for the Visually Impaired
658 East State
Frank Hall Building-Room 29
Jacksonville, Illinois 62650
Our business hours coincide with
our school day; 8:00-3:30, Monday through Friday. Student-employees work
during two class periods of each school day. We are closed during regular
school breaks/holidays and when school is regularly not in session; June,
July, and August.
Keep us in mind for all your
large-print and Braille needs!
The Braille Dots
Print Shop can do all these things to your printed materials!
We can change "fonts"
— for easier reading!
We can change "point size" so text is larger and easier to read! We
are able to provide up to 72-point print size!
We can change the "thickness" of the text as well!
We can even change text "color" if you prefer that, too!
We are the only local provider of "Braille"
Braille-needs are our specialty!
The Braille Dots
E-mail the Print Shop's Supervisor