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

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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