Jewish Braille Institute
Established in 1931, the Jewish Braille Institute (JBI) International offers
a collection of books, including cookbooks printed with large type and
Braille as well as
Books on Tape for the blind and visually impaired.
There are JBI outreach offices that make the free service accessible to
anyone, regardless of religion.
The JBI Talking Book library contains more than 10,000 audio books in
English, Russian, Yiddish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Romanian and Polish. Spanish
be added soon.
The collection includes dozens of cookbooks on tape that are specially
formatted. They allow a person with vision loss to find their place on the
go to the index in the beginning of the book and note which recipe they
want, followed by a series of beeps to help them locate the recipe.
A few of the kosher cookbook titles in the audiotape collection include "The
New York Times Passover Cookbook," "Jewish Cooking from Around the World,"
Kosher Light," "The New Jewish Cuisine," "Secrets of Fat-Free Kosher
Cooking," "Simply Jewish Cookery" and "Spice and Spirit."