This is where Lutheran Braille Workers began. Through the support of her brother, Norman Loeber, who created a modern Braille press, friends, women from the local Ladies Aid Societies, and volunteers at other Lutheran Churches, Helene began expanding production of materials into other languages and titles. As production grew, demand also grew even larger.
Eventually, through the encouragement of The Lutheran Hour speaker at the time, Rev. Dr. Oswald Hoffmann, Helene expanded into Large Print production. Eventually, Lutheran Braille Workers also added Audio materials for distribution.
Over 75 years later, Lutheran Braille Workers is the world’s largest non-profit producer of Braille, Specialized Large Print, and Audio Christian materials. LBW has shipped over 14 million volumes and millions of other pamphlets, calendars, and other materials, in almost 40 languages, to 164 countries. Millions of people have been reached with the Gospel message.
Even more amazingly, thanks to the generosity of volunteers and donors, every single volume of material has been distributed free of charge. Helene Loewe Koehler’s vision of people who are Blind or Visually Impaired receiving the Scripture free of charge continues to be realized even now!