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Embossed text above Braille
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Braille and Tactile Graphics

One of the alternative communication services provided by Assistive Technologies is the transcription of materials into braille for students and employees with disabilities. To use Braille Services, students or employees with a disability must have an accommodation referral from either ADA & Accessibility Services or Services for Students with Disabilities. Any faculty, staff, or student may also request Braille Services for university research. Braille production options include:

  • Grade 1 Braille (uncontracted)
  • Grade 2 Braille (contracted)
  • Nemeth Code (for mathematics and sciences)
  • Tactile Graphics (for images or illustrations)

Braille is usually embossed using interpoint (Braille on two sides of the page) unless tactile graphics or in-line printing for the sighted is requested.

      • Braille Requests

        Braille Services provide several different options in Braille transcription to best suit the needs of the user.

      • Guidelines for Instructors

        We provide guidelines for instructors on what we will need from you in order to create Braille and tactile graphics and give estimated turnaround times.