About Us

What is Simpson's Braille Transcription Services?


Simpson’s Braille Transcription Services is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt corporation that was created in response to a need for braille related services in the undeserved area of downtown Los Angeles.  Simply stated, we love helping people, especially veterans.  Countless veterans and others with low vision are not receiving needed services because there are no nearby facilities geared towards servicing them.  This issue has been over looked for far too long.  It's time that we give back to our veterans, who have given us so much.  Simpson's Braille strives to help low vision veterans and others to be more on par with their sighted peers

We are in the process of raising funds to secure office space in the skid row area of downtown Los Angeles. In doing so, we are having fundraisers to establish our first year lease.

Lt. Col. Jackson
Tuskegee Airman


Help Support Our Visually Challenged Veterans


Simpson's Braille Transcription Services is supported by Tuskegee Airman Retired Lt. Col. Alfonzo Jackson  (Above),  Blues bassist extraordinaire Mr. Leroy Martinez (above right),

Saxophonist Mr. Tim Dill and a host of others.

All Visually Challenged.


Re: Letter of Inquiry for Donation

In 2014, I visited the Skid Row area of Los Angeles, where I grew concerned when I saw disadvantaged veterans and others with visual disabilities who were not receiving appropriate services because there were no nearby facilities geared towards servicing them. There are no facilities that will transcribe books or provide any other needed vision related services.  In the Skid Row area there are services for the disadvantaged providing access to food, clothing, shelter, medical and dental services; everything except vision related services.

I founded Simpson’s Braille Transcription Services, a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt corporation, in response to a need I saw in the underserved area of Downtown Los Angeles (i.e., Skid Row).  With the help of your support of a small donation I can secure a space in the targeted area and   service the needs in the Skid Row area. A  contribution from you or  your organization would allow me to secure a space in the downtown area as well as provide equipment, which will allow me to provide the following services:

Transcribing of textbooks, math books, documents, menus and letters

Braille picture graphics

Braille reading and transcription tutoring

Audio Books and all things made audio

Life Skills tutoring

Safe-haven Club like atmosphere and more

These services will be provided to disadvantaged individuals at no cost.

I’m aware that many people support a number of activities for the development of the disabled and community. Based on this I look forward to your kind support in helping me to achieve my mission. Please help me to help them 

 Thank you in advance for your consideration and have a great day!

Respectfully Submitted,


Shelby Simpson

CEO/Braille Transcriber

Simpson’s Braille Transcription Service

A Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Corporation

1242 E. 7th Street #231

Los Angeles CA 90021 (323) 331-8604



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How You Can Help


We at Simpson's Braille are currently looking to secure office space in the downtown Los Angeles area in order to serve more people and to offer a full range of services to our customers.  If you would like to help in our search, whether financially or you have a space you are willing to donate, we would appreciate the support.  

Everyone knows a veteran and everyone knows someone who has low vision and could benefit from our services.   By passing the word about us and our services, you are helping us make a difference.  

If you have any questions or would like to support our efforts, reach out to us and help make a difference.  

Contact Shelby at (323) 331-8604

Help Our Cause

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.

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Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed