Dedicated to Breaking Barriers

Family First Braille is dedicated to breaking barriers to community
integration for people with visual impairments and their families.

What We Do

Family First Braille provides resources and inspiration for people with visual impairments and their families through our Family Grant Program, our Custom Braille Transcription Service, and our Quarterly Magazine.  We also provide services to professionals serving people with visual impairments through our yearly Tyler Ramsey Special Educator award and our Resource Guide to all the visual impairment resources in the state of Mississippi. 

Family Assistance

We offer funding to help with anything that will support a person with visual impairment or their family. We want to help support you in breaking barriers to community integration in whatever way we can.  You can request help for training, equipment, home improvement, or anything else that you need. 


We offer a free custom Braille transcription service for families.  We prepare your document using Duxbury software and a Juliet Pro 60 embosser.  We will mail your document through the Free Matter for the Blind rate at the post office. 


We offer a free quarterly magazine with inspiration and resources for people with visual impairments and their families.  We also have content especially for teachers and other professionals who work with people with visual impairments.  This is an excellent resource to share with extended family members and other who may not be familiar with visual impairments. 


We promote our community partners events as well as our own. Please see all the upcoming events to find out how you can get involved.

Find out when our grant applications are due, when our next magazine will be coming out, and what you can do to help our mission.  Also look for upcoming classes, training, and fundraisers.  If you have an event you would like us to promote, please email


November, 2023
Giving Tuesday


January, 2024
World Braille Day


January, 2024
2024 Mississippi Vision Resource Guide Published

More upcoming events

Please check out our entire calendar to see what is coming in the next few months.

We will keep our calendar updated to bring you the latest resources and information.

People We've Helped

 The Resource Guide is awesome. There’s so much useful information on it. Thanks so

much for all your hard work and your team’s efforts on making such a wonderful guide. 

Dr. Brian Tieu Ophthalmologist, Retinal Disease Specialist UMMC Jackson, Mississippi

With the pandemic, professionals who work with visually impaired students seek safe

and virtual ways to effectively carry-on their practice. Family First Braille helped to

finance a February 2021 virtual workshop Conducting Essential Assessments (EA):

What can be done in a virtual environment? Thank you, Family First Braille!”

Jane D. Harty Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments since 2006
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