Deutsches Katholisches Blindenwerk - DKBW - willkommen



The DKBW (Deutsches Katholisches Blindenwerk / German Catholic Association of the Blind) is recognized by the Bishops’ Conference of Germany as an organization for the blind. This organization is a central association with branch members in various regions throughout the Federal Republic of Germany. These regional members are all independent associations federated into the DKBW. As the central association, the DKBW sees ist function in undertaking such actions which could not be successfully accomplished by the regional associations. Therefore, the DKBW, which receives funds exclusively through collections made among the Catholics of Germany, created central institutions to serve the blind of Germany and of course, the German-speaking blind in foreign countries as well as the blind throughout the world.

These central institutions consist of: a talking library, situated in 53117 Bonn, Graurheindorfer Str. 151 a, Here books are recorded onto CDs and cassettes and lent to the library’s members. The main accent is placed on religious literature for the benefit of blind users. Of course, world literature publications in German language are also available and may be lent by the blind. German-speaking people living abroad may also apply to the library to receive literature. Under the commission of the DKBW the following talking newspapers are also produced, which appear monthly or bi-monthly: Lux Vera, St. Raphael, Feierstunden, L’Osservatore Romano. Additionally the breviary of the Catholic Church is also being produced.

Together with the Sisters of the Christian Love in Paderborn, the DKBW operates a Braille printing press, which was established by that order in the middle of the 19

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