Adventist Foundation for the Blind / Stiftung Blindendienst der Adventmission (Basel, CH)

A publishing institution founded in 1963 in Basel, Switzerland, near where the borders of Switzerland, Germany, and France meet. The staff of the “Blindendienst” encompasses six associates, including both sighted, sight-impaired, and blind persons. Transcriptions are made from German and French into braille, and printed matter is produced for distribution to those with no sight, with a paper volume output of nearly six tons (five metric tons) per year. As of 1993 braille publications, in the German and French languages, are mailed out to 1,200 readers, in 30 countries, on three continents. Ninety-seven percent of those receiving braille publications are not members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The work began when W. Schenk saw the need for transcribing the adult Sabbath school ...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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