Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Freeware from Duxbury Systems

Icon from Duxbury Braille TrueType Fonts download

Duxbury Systems leads the world in software for braille. The Duxbury Braille Translator (DBT) is used by virtually all of the world's leading braille publishers. No one supports more languages than Duxbury Systems -- DBT supports grade 1 and grade 2 translation in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Arabic, Malaysian, Swedish, and other languages. Our software can produce contracted and uncontracted braille, mathematics, and technical braille.

Duxbury Systems offers a number of free products available for download on their website, including:

QuickTac Free braille graphics software

  • Produces braille graphics files
  • These files can be imported into DBT 11.1 or MegaDots 2.5
  • More Information on QuickTac

Duxbury Braille TrueType Fonts Download

  • Include simulated braille in Windows documents
  • In specialized applications, can be used to produce tactile braille
  • See enclosed license file for license restrictions

Perky Duck Download

  • Free simple braille editor
  • erky is a computer based Perkins brailler emulator
  • Used in distance education to demonstrate your understanding of braille

Scrub Download

  • Powerful Character Replacement MS-DOS Utility
  • Original basis for DBT character transformation technology, available for those who tinker with character strings in computer files
Posted on April 10, 2012
Updated on: December 19, 2018