Audio and Braille Literacy Enhancement, Inc.
Press Release

22nd Annual “Braille Games” Set for Thursday, May 16 at the Milwaukee Public Museum

Unique interactive braille activity sponsored by Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library (WTBBL), Audio & Braille Literacy Enhancement (ABLE), Vision Forward Association, the Milwaukee Public Museum, and local school districts.

By - May 14th, 2024 04:17 pm

Milwaukee, WI – For 22 years, blind and visually impaired children and adults have taken part in a unique intergenerational activity to improve their braille skills and celebrate how braille brings a world of information to their fingertips. On Thursday, May 16, the 22nd Annual Braille Games will be hosted at the Milwaukee Public Museum, from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm. The event is a collaboration of the Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library, ABLE, Vision Forward Association, and the Milwaukee Public Museum. 

“Braille Games is such an important opportunity for blind children to use braille in a fun and interactive way while being mentored by blind adults who are self-sufficient and independent. These mentors share their skills in reading and writing braille while talking about their use of braille in everyday life,” said Cheryl Orgas, Executive Director for ABLE.

This year, students will explore the wonders of Wisconsin: studying the animals and trees of Wisconsin, the water cycle, and what it was like in the olden days by playing fun, interactive games with each other.

“We are thrilled to be able to host this year’s Braille Games,” said Dawn Koceja, Community Engagement & Advocacy Officer for the Milwaukee Public Museum. “MPM is committed to making our exhibits as accessible as possible for all members of our community.”

“I am looking forward to seeing the children and adults enjoying a shared knowledge of braille,” added Zarina Mohd Shah, Library Services Manager for WTBBL. “There are always many smiles, a lot of laughter and some hugs. What a great way for the community to come together.”

“Vision Forward strongly supports braille literacy for students with visual impairments and is honored to partner with the other organizations for this event. The multi-sensory activities at the museum, that allow children to demonstrate their braille skills, build confidence and highlight the importance of accessibility in our community.” says Jacci Borchardt, Vision Forward CEO.


Audio and Braille Literacy Enhancement, Inc. (ABLE) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that provides alternative ways for people with print disabilities to read.  ABLE was started in 1965 by a group of volunteers who learned how to braille in order to transcribe textbooks for blind students at local elementary schools. Today, ABLE provides braille, tactile and audio transcriptions of books and other printed materials for persons who are blind, visually impaired or have print disabilities that prevent them from reading standard print.  ABLE is located in the Central Library Building of the Milwaukee Public Library. For more information, visit

Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) is a natural and human history museum located in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The museum was chartered in 1882 and opened to the public in 1884. The MPM has three floors of exhibits that encompass life-size dioramas, walk-through villages, world cultures, dinosaurs, a rain forest and a live butterfly garden, as well as the Daniel M. Soref National Geographic Theater and Planetarium. The museum houses more than 4 million objects and hosts nearly half a million visitors each year. The MPM is operated by Milwaukee Public Museum, Inc., a private, non-profit company, and its facilities and collections are held in trust and supported by Milwaukee County for the benefit of the public. For more information, visit

Vision Forward Association is Southeastern Wisconsin’s premier resource for people who are blind or visually impaired. Our vision is to provide specialized services and programs to people of all ages and at all stages of vision loss so that they have every opportunity to be vital contributing members of our society. For more information, visit

Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library (WTBBL) is part of the Talking Book Program of the Library of Congress. WTBBL provides braille and recorded books and playback equipment, through the United States postal service, for those Wisconsin residents who for any physical reason cannot read standard print. At present the WTBBL serves nearly 6,000 active readers throughout the state, both adults and children. Annual circulation is over 500,000 items per year and growing. All books, equipment and services, including the mailing of materials, are free to qualifying individuals. For more information, visit

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. While it is believed to be reliable, Urban Milwaukee does not guarantee its accuracy or completeness.

Recent Press Releases by Audio and Braille Literacy Enhancement, Inc.

Audio and Braille Literacy Enhancement, Inc.

16th Annual “Braille Games” Set for March at the Milwaukee Public Museum

Unique interactive braille activity sponsored by Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library (WTBBL), Audio & Braille Literacy Enhancement (ABLE), Vision Forward Association, the Milwaukee Public Museum and local school districts.

Leave a Reply

You must be an Urban Milwaukee member to leave a comment. Membership, which includes a host of perks, including an ad-free website, tickets to marquee events like Summerfest, the Wisconsin State Fair and the Florentine Opera, a better photo browser and access to members-only, behind-the-scenes tours, starts at $9/month. Learn more.

Join now and cancel anytime.

If you are an existing member, sign-in to leave a comment.

Have questions? Need to report an error? Contact Us