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Braille Ready File (.brf)

Braille Ready File (.brf), often referred to as eBraille or web-braille, is a digital text format that is contracted or uncontracted braille, in either Unified English Braille (UEB) or English Braille, American Edition (EBAE). BRFs require specialized software to be read. AIM-VA’s Braille Ready Files are provided by the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired and by Bookshare.

Accessibility Features

  • Electronic braille can be easily converted to text
  • Digital files on a refreshable display prevents the need to carry and store large volumes of embossed braille text

Works With:

  • Refreshable Braille display
  • Braille embosser
  • Braille notetaker
  • Braille reading device