Braille Books

Written by Amy Hall
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Braille books are created by skilled transcriptionists who utilize braille codes, a system of raised dots that represent the alphabet, numbers and punctuation. These codes were developed over 200 years ago by a young and talented print-disabled teenager named Louis Braille. Frustrated with the lack of resources for print-impaired people which would enable them to read and write, Louis developed his own version of a tactile alphabet.

Shortly after the emergence of this reading and writing innovation, braille books started to be produced for many different purposes. Now we have educational books, novels, training manuals, as well as directories and yearbooks that are transcribed into braille. Braille allows visually disabled persons to both read and write effectively.

The Availability of Braille Books Worldwide

Braille books are written in nearly every language on the planet. And more are being produced every day. Skilled transcriptionists create braille texts for publishers and private parties alike.

Today, there are many different services for the blind which include transcription, audio tapes, braille text documents, as well as training and consulting services. Blind students and visually impaired employees are better enabled to access any kind of print information.


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