Braille Production Options
Braille Services provide several different options in Braille transcription to best suit the needs of the user. 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 Procedures
Requests are handled on a first come, first serve basis. E-mail electronic files to transcribe (list of compatible file formats) to email@example.com with the information listed under the Information Needed for Braille Request section. Paper files can be delivered in-person or by campus mail to Assistive Technologies, 2020 Torgersen Hall (0292).
Information Needed for Braille Request
- Name of requestor
- Course or Event
- Date you need to receive the materials
- Whether you will pick up materials from Assistive Technologies (room 1180 Torgersen Hall) or have them returned by campus mail
- And attach file(s) for transcription
We can produce Braille from any of the following accessible formats:
- MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint *
- Apple Pages, Keynote *, Numbers
- LaTeX (.tex): preferred for Mathematics courses
- Mathematica (.nb): preferred for Mathematics courses
- Graphics: .svg, and .png preferred
- Scanned documents and images: Must be scanned at 600 dpi in black and white. Should the content be on paper or from a textbook, please contact us for processing instructions.
- Handwritten Document: We cannot accept handwritten documents. This includes handwritten documents that have been scanned.
- Online Homework Systems: Online homework systems are typically inaccessible to screen readers and other assistive devices for the blind. We recommend finding an alternative method for homework assignments.
- Other Braille Formats: We do not currently support music braille but may be able to find an alternative accommodation or a source of Braille, if requested.