Woodworking for the Blind

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....joining together the world of blind woodworkers by providing recordings of woodworking materials.

Special Announcement!

5th Annual Summer Workshop

All Members Invited

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday August 24, 25 and 26, 2016 Welcoming Dinner Tuesday evening August 23

3 Full Days of Meetings, Discussions, Instructions, Technique Sharing, Meals and Refreshments Spouses and Companions welcome

Summer Workshop Fee $300 per participant Includes Workshop Facilities and Instruction, Meals and Lodging Spouses and Companions $150 Includes Meals and Lodging

Hosted by George Wurtzel and San Francisco Lighthouse for the Blind at their newly built, spacious workshop at Enchanted Hills Camp, Napa, California

Airport Arrival Pickups will be arranged

For more information contact:


Woodworking for the Blind Inc. now provides free digital MP3 recordings of current woodworking publications exclusively for the use of blind and visually impaired woodworkers and for the use of member nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies that have a primary mission to provide specialized services to the blind and visually handicapped.

Voice recordings of Fine Woodworking magazine, Woodwork magazine, Woodsmith magazine, Woodworking magazine, American Woodworker magazine and Woodcraft magazine are recorded in MP3 format shortly after the current issues become available. All recordings include the text of woodworking articles on techniques and design, how-to-build-it articles, tips, tool reviews, shop methods, finishing advice, woodworker profiles and other general features. Recordings include descriptions of the many photos and illustrations that accompany the magazine articles.

Occasionally, recordings of woodworking books also are issued.

Recordings can be sent only to members. Membership is free and open to all print-disabled persons who are blind, visually impaired or physically handicapped to read normal printed material as a result of such disability. Membership is also free and open to nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies that have a primary mission to provide specialized services relating to the training, education or adaptive reading or information access needs of blind or other persons with reading disabilities.

For further information or for a Membership Application contact us at woodworkingfortheblind@comcast.net.

Woodworking for the Blind currently is able to offer CDs of recorded magazines free of charge and hopes to be able to raise sufficient funds to continue the free service. Contributions to support our work are always welcome.