Braille

Braille is a series of raised dots evenly arranged in quadrangular letter spaces or cells. The configuration of dots can be read with the fingertips by people who are vision impaired. Braille materials are provided by the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired. For more information on Braille you can read this overview pamphlet provided by DBVI.

Accessibility Features

  • Braille is unique written language the may be the most accessible option of reading and writing for students who are blind or have a significant visual impairment.

Note:(An average classroom textbook in braille usually weighs 8-10 pounds and is bound in sections for usability)

Works With

  • Students who have been trained in the use of Braille.

Braille Ready File (.brf)

Braille Ready File (.brf ), often referred to as eBraille or web-braille, is a specialized digital text format used to create embossed braille or be read using a braille display or with a refreshable braille device. Braille Ready Files are provided by the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired and by Bookshare.

Accessibility Features

  • Braille is unique written language that may be the most accessible option of reading and writing for students who are blind or have a significant visual impairment.
  • Digital files on a refreshable display prevent the need to carry and store large volumes of embossed braille text.

Works With:

  • Refreshable Braille display
  • Braille embosser
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