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Audio & Braille Literacy Enhancement - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Audio & Braille Literacy Enhancement
Central Library Building
803 W. Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233-1436
(414) 286-3039 (Local)
(414) 286-5450 (Fax)

Brief Description

Formerly known as Volunteer Services for the Visually Handicapped (VSVH).

Hours of operation: Tues.-Thurs. 9:00 AM-4:00 PM.
Clients served on average per year: 600 requests received each year
Number of staff: 4
Staff description: Executive Director, Audio/Digital Services Coordinator, Braille Services Coordinator, Office Manager.
Geographic area served: Primarily Wisconsin but requests are honored from across the country and abroad.
Publications: Newsletter, Informational Brochure, Annual Reports.


Kathleen Bruening, Braille Services Coordinator, (414) 286-5172,
Cheryl Orgas, Executive Director, (414) 286-3026,
Richard Robbins, Audio Services Coordinator, (414) 286-3480,
Matthew Scholtes, Office Manager, (414) 286-0226,

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Braille/Electronic/Audio/Large Print Production
    • Consumer supplied.

Services for Children

  • Braille and Reading Instruction
    • We provide high quality audio, digital, and braille transcriptions of printed materials ranging from books and magazines to restaurant menus and wedding programs.
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