How we produce Braille

Documents to be transcribed into Braille usually arrive by email. Printed documents are first scanned into the computer using our A3 scanner.

A3 Scanner

 

Once a document has been scanned into the computer use Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to extract the text from the document.

OCR Software

 

The text is then edited to ensure it is laid out correctly for Braille.

Text ready to be brailled

 

The document is then imported into our Braille translation software. Where page numbers, headers and footers are added and it is translated into Braille.

Text translated to Braille

 

Finally it is printed out using our Braille Embosser. In addition to producing Braille our embosser is also able to produce tactile diagrams.

Braille Embosser

 

The finished product.

Finished Product

What's New

Wednesday 10 and 17 July from 10am to 3.30pm, 31 Scott Street, Keighley

Our living with sight loss courses gives people the opportunity to meet and chat with other people living with sight loss in a relaxed, informal environment. Our volunteer speakers, who are people living with sight loss, tell their stories and answer questions.

To mark our 110th Anniversary a new tactile map was unveiled at a special event held on Tuesday 9 May 2017.

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