Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Production of Braille

Drawing of braille embosser


Braille can be produced manually, using a braille writer or slate and stylus, or it can be produced electronically, using a computer, special translation software, such as Duxbury, and a braille embosser.

You can create materials yourself or use the services of a teacher of the blind and visually impaired or certified braille transcriber.

To learn more about the process of producing braille, see A Braille Book is Born (Braille Plus, Inc.).


See also:

Braille Printers, American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

Choosing Your Braille Embosser by Anne Taylor, The Braille Monitor (October 2001)