Visually Accessible Bible for Kahmile

Campaign Created by: Corban Swain

The funds from this campaign will be received by Corban Swain.

Goal: USD $1,250
Raised: USD $ 1,290

We are raising money to create and print a visually accessible Bible for a Cambridge, MA-based college student, Kahmile, who has a severe eye condition that makes it very difficult for him to read the text of the Bible in nearly all existing published formats. Kahmile has a deep desire to be able to study and engage with God's Word. So among the many challenges that his eye condition presents, the difficulty in reading the Bible is among one of the hardest for him.

Typical "Extra Large Print" Bibles are printed at about 16 pt in a serif font (for example, Times New Roman); however, because of Kahmile's condition it is very painful and tiring for him to read text that is smaller than 20 point-size, and it is also hard for him to look at text with serifs for a long period of time. Further, Kahmile's eye condition prevents nearly any use of digital screens for an extended period of time, so larger print digital formats are not suitable either. 

Kahmile has access to screen-readers, audio Bible apps, and podcasts, but for him, it is definitely harder to comprehend and pay attention to the Bible deeply in that way. As many of us have experienced, there is something unique about engaging with God's Word in written form and it is our goal to make it possible for Kahmile to continue to have that experience.

Together, Kahmile and his friends have worked to obtain publishing permissions from Crossway (for the English Standard Version), and do the formatting work to create a digital document of the bible text that aligns with all of Kahmile's visual needs. The final document is more than three thousand pages split across 6 separate volumes; the entire text is set in a sans-serif font at 21.5 point-size.

We are now asking for your help to pay to get this digital document printed and bound for Kahmile to use for many years to come.


Bibles Delivered to Kahmile!
January 10, 2023
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All 8 volumes were delivered to Kahmile this Sunday! Praise God. Final finishing touches to the printed volumes included large-print page flags for each book, a custom 8.5" x 14" leather portfolio carry for a single volume, and a set of two water-tight bins for storage.

Kahmile was able to read the bible text for the first time in more than a year and it was a true delight to partner with all who supported in making this possible!

Bible Reformatted to 8 Volumes
July 30, 2022
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Due to a snafu with the binding process with our printing company. The bible print needed to be reformatted into 8 volumes so that none were too thick to bind. The electronic/formatting part of this work has been done and we are now moving forward with the second printing process. 

Final Printing Underway
May 19, 2022
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The proof print of Volume I looked good to us. There were a few footnote typos that needed to be fixed. We're now moving forward to print all 6 volumes. Thanks again to everyone for making this possible!

Page Tab Designs
April 19, 2022
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We have been able to design large-print page tabs to go on the Bible pages and make it easier for Kahmile to navigate to scriptures quickly. These will be printed on label paper, cut, and applied to the Bible after printing.

We are Fully Funded!
April 19, 2022
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Praise God! We are so so thankful for everyone's generosity and grateful to be fully funded. We are currently waiting on a test print to be completed by the printer to be sure that everything looks correct, we'll then be moving forward to print all 6 volumes in the next two weeks.

We will be planning to send out a thank you note to everyone who prayed and gave in the next few weeks as well.

Found Publisher in Boston
April 11, 2022
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We have been able to find a local printer in the Boston area that is able to print all 6 volumes the full bible on 8.5" x 14" pages and bind it with coil binding. We have updated our fundraising goal to reflect the estimate that this printer has given us.


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