Duxbury Braille Translation Software

Duxbury Braille Translator (DBT) supports grade 1 and grade 2 translation in all South African official languages. The software can produce contracted and uncontracted braille, mathematics and technical braille. Contact us for a trial version


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Most people understand the basics about braille: that it provides a reading medium for blind people, using "cells" made up of raised dots in various patterns instead of the characters used in regular print. But many people do not realise that the cell-for-character substitutions are not, typically, on a one-for-one basis. The process is especially complicated in languages where "grade 2" braille is used, involving "contractions" that are based in part upon pronunciation. Formatting of braille pages also involves issues beyond those affecting print. DBT provides translation and formatting facilities to automate the process of conversion from regular print to braille (and vice versa), and also provides word-processing facilities for working directly in the braille as well as the print. "Fonts" are used for displaying the braille.

  • Supports grade 1 and grade 2 translation in all South African as well as many other languages
  • Produces contracted and uncontracted braille, mathematics and technical braille
  • Math translation available for Nemeth, BAUK, UEBC and French Braille
  • Supports all commercial braille embossers
  • Direct imports of math in MS Word documents with MathType
  • Accurate contracted braille
  • Imports files from MS Word, Open Office, HTML and other formats
  • Available in single-user or multi-user licences

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