Circle with black rough lines through it. Each colored strip says “Essentially Braille” in braille dots and then print in purple text.

Welcome to Essentially Braille! We are so glad you came by. Whether it is Braille transcriptions, cards, books, or other materials, or just simply help learning, we are happy we can serve you!

This exciting business was started by Tonya (Johnson) Drew, and Jennifer Rieth. Our website helper is Ben Drew and proofreading by Jeffrey Friedlander.

With rising costs, we are constantly looking for ways to keep our cost to you down, making Braille accessible and affordable to those that want to read it. Please contact us for a quote.

Do you love reading, braille, and just want access for free? Contact us as we do have a few titles we are authorized to give you free of charge or fee for materials only (under $10).

Approximate charges

Please submit your print materials for an estimate. The following charges are subject to change with unique features of the job.

Price per braille page: $4.00-$6.50. Special types of braille paper may be available, please contact us for availability and pricing.

Item available only in hard copy print: $125 fee per volume.

Binding: First volume of a book is free; $15 for each book/volume after.

Item available only on Kindle or other limited digital format: $100 per book/volume.

Due to inflation costs, there is a minimum charge for any project of $25.

Prices are adjusted according to the project. We try our best to be fair and give the best possible prices for the time and materials.

Newest Projects

Christmas: the rejection of Jesus by Christopher JE Johnson (currently transcribing)

Hello God, It’s Me Again by Mike Kelley

Blinded by the Darkness by James Morgan

Leaf Memories by Carol Farnsworth

The Windows of Life by Mike Kelley

Blinded by the Darkness by James Morgan

Previous Projects

The Rootitoot Cookbook I & I

Positive Vision by Ken Brandt

Why Millions of Believers in Jesus are Going to Hell

Greeting Cards

Feminism: Castrating America

Repentance tracts

Buckaroo’s Braille Menus

Instant Pot Instruction Manual

and several other hand-transcribed projects, as well as tutoring, teaching and more.