Braille Production Options
Braille Services provide several different options in Braille transcription to best suit the needs of the user. Â 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. Â E-mail electronic files to transcribe (list of compatible file formats) to email@example.comÂ with the information listed under the Information Needed for Braille Request section. Â Paper files can be delivered in-person or by campus mail to the AT Research Lab, 1180 Torgersen Hall (0434).
E-mail electronic files (list of compatible file formats) to transcribe to firstname.lastname@example.org with the information listed under Â and the file(s) as attachments. Paper files can be delivered in-person or by campus mail to the AT Research Lab, 1180 Torgersen Hall (0434).
Information Needed for Braille Request
- Name of requestor
- Course (or requesting department if not for a specific course)
- Date you need to receive the materials
- Whether you will pick up materials from the AT Research Lab (room 1180 Torgersen Hall) or have them returned by campus mail
- And attach file(s) for transcription
We are able to produce Braille from any of the following accessible formats:
- MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint*, Publisher
- Apple Pages, Keynote*, Numbers
- LaTeX (.tex) — preferred for Mathematics courses
- Mathematica (.nb) — preferred for Mathematics courses
- Graphics — .jpg and .png preferred
Scanned documents and images – must be scanned at 600 dpi in black and white. Â Should the content be on paper or from a textbook, please contact us for processing instructions.
Handwritten Document – We cannot accept handwritten documents. Â 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. Â We recommend finding an alternative method for homework assignments.
* PowerPoint and Keynote are challenging formats toe accessible and transcribe. Â It is advisable to set up an appointment with us in advance of preparing slide presentations to address the challenges of making them accessible and/or preparing them for transcription.
We do not currently support music braille, but may be able to find an alternative accommodation or a source of Braille, if requested.