Braille Is for Diners

State agency and students bring braille menus to 38 eateries around Austin, more to follow

Good news for blind and visually impaired diners around Austin: The Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services and students at the Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center are providing Braille menus for eateries around the city.

Broken up into four teams, the 60 students spent seven weeks selecting restaurants, translating and copy-editing their menus, embossing them, and then sending them out. The majority so far are in north-central Austin but include high-end bistros, chain eateries, local institutions, and even bar food. "Many Braille readers from across the country can benefit from this project as they travel to and from Austin," said CCRC adaptive skills instructor Jamie Sibson.

So far, Braille menus have been provided to 38 eateries around the city, with a further 17 still to take delivery. Other restaurants who would like to have their menus translated into Braille can contact Jamie Sibson at 377-0937 for more info.

The full list beneath the fold.

Restaurants with braille menus:

The Sandwich Joint, 5035 Burnet Rd.
Sonic, 4929 Burnet Rd.
Jason’s Deli, 10225 Research
The Omelettry, 4811 Burnet Rd.
La Cocina de Consuelo, 4516 Burnet Rd.
Wok-n-Roll, 5119 Burnet Rd.
Sarah’s Mediterranean Grill and Market, 5222 Burnet Rd.
Flying Saucer, 815 W. 47th
ThunderCloud Subs, 5401 Burnet Rd.
Upper Crust Bakery, 4508 Burnet Rd.
Phil’s Icehouse, 5620 Burnet Rd. Ste. B
Bennigan's, 13995 Hwy. 183 N.
Schlotzsky’s, 1915 Guadalupe
Veggie Heaven, 1914 Guadalupe
Fadó Irish Pub, 214 W. Fourth
The Jackalope, 404 E. Sixth
Buffalo Billiards, 201 E. Sixth
Dominoes, 1900 Guadalupe
Papa John's, 411 W. MLK Jr.
Pizza Hut,1811 Guadalupe
The Clay Pit, 1601 Guadalupe
Mr. Gatti's, 3711 Guadalupe
Umi Sushi, 5510 I-35 #400
Kenichi, 419 Colorado
The Spaghetti Warehouse, 117 W. Fourth
Eddie V's Edgewater Grill, 301 E. Fifth
Panda Express, 4400 N. Lamar
Chipotle, 4400 N. Lamar
Chili's, 4420 N. Lamar
Kerbey Lane Cafe, 2606 Guadalupe
The Parlor, 4301 Guadalupe
The Spicy Pickle, 404 W. 26th
Marble Slab Creamery, 1000 E. 41st
Jason's Deli, 1000 E. 41st
Magic Wok, 2716-1/2 Guadalupe
Thai Noodle House, 2602 Guadalupe
Thai Kitchen, 3009 Guadalupe
Freebirds, 1000 E. 41st

Braille menus not yet delivered to:

Pita Pit, 2350 Guadalupe
Madam Mam's, 2514 Guadalupe
Niki's Pizza in Dobie Mall, 2025 Guadalupe
Plucker's, 2222 Rio Grande
Texadelphia, 2422 Guadalupe
Austin Pizza, 2324 Guadalupe
Hole in the Wall, 2538 Guadalupe
Subway Take-Out, 2025 Guadalupe
Chipotle, 2230 Guadalupe
Kismet Cafe, 411 W. 24th
Papa John's Pizza, 411 W. MLK Jr.
Mellow Mushroom Pizza, 2426 Guadalupe
Mansion at Judge's Hill, 1900 Rio Grande
Cain and Abel’s, 2313 Rio Grande
The Italian Longhorn, 415 W. 24th
Stixs Bistro, 2522 Guadalupe
Jimmy John's, 3203 Red River

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