[blindkid] free matter for the blind

Carly B barnesraiser at gmail.com
Thu Jan 3 22:35:49 UTC 2013

Hi Heidi,

I had a similar experience about 6 months ago when my son was writing his
Braille teacher over the summer. I called the post office and spoke to
whomever is in charge over there and was told that Free Matter for the
Blind is only for entities like schools or libraries... which is of course
wrong. I explained very politely that it includes items such as these, and
then emailed the link that Margaret Moore provided earlier. The gentleman
was very kind and helpful and told me that my son's mail would never be
refused again, and said he would include this information in an upcoming
staff educational meeting.

We live in a smallish suburb of a larger city, and I just think this is so
rare that many are uneducated and just need to be given the appropriate

I hope you can get it cleared up and that everything goes smoothly in the


:) Carolynn

On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 11:51 AM, <hpscheffer at aol.com> wrote:

> Hi, does anyone know why my daughter got a letter she sent to a penpal
> back from the post office, even though I wrote on the right top corner
> "Free matter for the Blind"?? I went to the post office and they couldn't
> tell me why, may be the label has to printed they said, otherwise anyone
> can write Free Matter for the Blind and send things that way. I have sent
> things in the past, they may not have gotten to the destination now that I
> think about it, but would like to know what the right way of doing this is.
> Thanks
> Heidi
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