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Production of Braille

Introduction to ways in which braille can be produced, including braille writer, slate and stylus, and electronic means with embosser

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)

Uno braille playing cards with large print
Activity and strategy

Games for Students with Visual Impairments

Jessica Hayes
Activity and strategy

TVI Creates Braille Videos with Jack Hartmann

hand over braille

Assessing A Learner’s Reading and Writing Knowledge Assessment Tool