Braille Translation

Written by Amy Hall
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Braille translation involves the conversion of information into the braille writing system. This is accomplished by skilled professional transcriptionists, some of whom utilize a combination of computer software and their own powers of translation. (While the software is a powerful tool, the texts must then be refined further by the transcriptionist.)

When a blind person runs his or her fingers across the cells in a braille translation, he or she is able to grasp every nuance of the original information. Aside from basic braille books, there are also braille textbooks, maps, magazines, newspapers, music scores, and more, that allow the visually impaired population to access information of all kinds. Complex mathematical and scientific graphs can be converted using braille translation that helps the blind person to understand such complex formulas.

Having Braille Translation Done

There are many professionals in the business of developing and bringing accessibility to the visually impaired population. Some companies provide braille translation--the conversion of documents into the braille system, while others create audio texts or other alternate formate documents, such as large-print books. Electronic formats of traditional documents also are in high demand--these are designed to communicate a wide range of information to the print-disabled.

Companies often look for ways to provide reasonable accommodation to their employees. Professional braille translation services provide a wide range of options for clients both corporate and private.

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