Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Braille Blaster Beta Testing

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Beta testing of BrailleBlaster software has been expanded to teachers, transcribers, students, and parents across the United States!  APH (American Printing House for the Blind) has developed BrailleBlaster™ software, which is a revolutionary new tool for braille transcribers and others who need to produce high-quality braille material quickly and efficiently! It takes advantage of the rich markup contained in NIMAS (National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard) files and EPUB files to automate basic translation and formatting and to make more advanced tasks quicker and easier.

Designed primarily for editing textbooks that meet the specifications published by the Braille Authority of North America (BANA), the purpose of BrailleBlaster is to help braille producers ensure that every student has his or her braille textbooks on the first day of class.

Register to become a Beta Tester!