I am looking also for a wonderful young man recently blind. Music has always been a big part of his life. Now he can only hum. What a fantastic gift for churches to be all inclusive, not only in gender but in assisting with participation.
I too am looking for a Braille edition of New Century hymnal for a blind couple in our Sarasota, FL UCC. So far I have had no success. Any help?
As far as I know there is no Braille edition of TNCH. Please contact the publisher, Pilgrim Press for further assistance.
Rev. Kelli Parrish Lucas, UCCDM Chair 2015-2017
I am looking for the braille New Century hymnal. I gather that the work to get this done back in the 1990s was lost somehow when Braille Book Bank of the National Braille association went out of existence. I urge you to have your subsidiary publisher, Pilgrim Press make a digital copy available through the http://www.bookshare.org. This is the best and cheapest way for individuals or churches to get access to publications. bookshare is a 501c3 that produces accessible copies of books that are eithr scanned by volunteers or donated by publishers. Subscribers to the service pay a low yearly fee or get the service free if they are students. Institutions can also get membership. Not having access to the hymnal at church services does not feel at all welcoming. So I hope Pilgrim can be convinced that this is a good way to ensure access to the hymnal and any other publications to the blind and others who have disabilities that interfere with the ability to read a hard copy text.
I will share your comment with the UCCDM Board to see if there is more to know or discover about the topic you raise.~Rev. Kelli Parrish Lucas, UCCDM Secretary
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