Kansas Braille Transcription Institute
3219 West Central
Wichita, KS 67203
PO Box 48091
Wichita, KS 67201-8091
Fax : 316-265-0184
Important Notice: Due to the closing of the Moose Lodge Braille Bingo will not be repeated in 2014. A new location is being looked into. Additional information will be provided in the future.
On June 20, 2014 KBTI Director Randolph Cabral and James Chamberlain were honored to personally present a Braille American Flag to two of Americas’ most loved country music entertainers, Mr. Tracy Lawrence and Mr. Ronnie Milsap! The evening and crowd grew in excitement when both men were invited ON STAGE to present the Braille American Flag to country music legend, Mr. Ronnie Milsap!
With such declining numbers as one of ten blind students in America becoming Braille literate, we believe support from Mr. Milsap, a Braille reader, and successful entertainer can serve as a major boost to our Nation’s blind youth! Mr. Milsap began learning Braille at age 6, and music at age 9. He became country music's first successful blind singer, and one of the most successful and versatile country "crossover" singers of his time. He is credited with six Grammy Awards and forty No. 1 country hits. He was selected for induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2014.
Until the museum is officially opened one of the monuments will be included in the museums traveling display to schools and other locations. The monuments were made possible through the generation donations of the Joanna Troutman NSDAR Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution located in Magnolia Texas.
The event was organized by Sharon Sharman Russell DAR Chapter Regent and Alexandra Drakakis, Assistant Curator of Collections of the National September 11th Memorial and Museum.
To learn how you or your organization can participate in an event to have a Braille monument located at a place of your choosing, or at a national site, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 316-265-9692.
If you or someone you know is a service connected disabled veteran you may be eligible to receive paid training, followed by full time employment. Training and employment involves learning Braille transcription, and assistive technologies. Some qualified candidates may also be eligible for housing and other benefits. To learn more call us at 316-265-9692. (Wichita, Kansas area only).
Senator Bob Dole accepts Braille American Flag from KBTI Director, Randolph Cabral, May 14, 2014 at the Wichita State University Metroplex. For anyone residing in or visiting Wichita, Kansas, be sure to make a special trip to the Robert J. Dole Veterans Medical Center, and to the Veterans Memorial Park to experience our great city's Braille American Flag monuments.