The Jewish Braille Institute,(JBI), the nearly century-old nonprofit that enables access to Jewish life for individuals who are blind, have visual impairments and/or print disabilities, recently launched its annual Haggadah campaign offering free large-print, Braille and audio Haggadahs to anyone in need.

BI’s executive director Livia Thompson said, “Participation at a Passover seder can be difficult and isolating for those who have trouble reading standard text. Our accessible large-print, Braille and audio Haggadahs allow everyone, young and old, to join together with family, friends and community, and partake in the mitzvah of sharing the Passover story.”

JBI offers 18 different versions for patrons to choose from, including Haggadahs in several languages and denominations, as well as a Haggadah “digest” for communal seders for use in settings such as nursing homes.

Last year, JBI partnered with several organizations to add new Braille and large-print editions to their offerings, and these now include the “Mishkan HaSeder” from the CCAR Press, PJ Library’s “Family Haggadah” and the “Chabad Haggadah.”

Orders are requested by April 11 in order to receive a free Haggadah in time for this year’s Passover seder. They are free for individuals.

For institutions requesting multiple Haggadahs, JBI charges a fee to cover the cost of production for those outside of New York City.

Information may be obtained at JBI’s website at, or by calling 800-999-6476 or by e-mail: [email protected].