[Athen] Macs and Braille translation

Gaeir Dietrich gdietrich at htctu.net
Tue Sep 4 12:47:48 PDT 2007

As I recall, Duxbury no longer supports a Mac product, and to the best of my
knowledge, the new program released by Greg Kearney may be your best bet for
the Mac. It's also free, which is nice. See below. The ATMac Website has
some good tips on Mac access:


Good luck!


New <http://atmac.org/2007/06/14/new-macintosh-braille-translator-released/>
Macintosh Braille Translator Released

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

Greg Kearney has released Louis - The Macintosh Braille Translator, version
1.0. It can be downloaded from http://w3.wmcnet.org/braille/louis/. The full
release announcement follows:

Louis is a full featured braille translator for the Apple Macintosh.
Designed around liblouis and liblouisxml Louis is designed to produce
braille in a wide range of formats and languages.

Gaeir (rhymes with "fire") Dietrich
High Tech Center Training Unit of the
California Community Colleges
De Anza College, Cupertino, CA


From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
Behalf Of Ron Stewart
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2007 12:29 PM
To: 'Access Technologists in Higher Education Network'; 'Alternate Media'
Subject: [Athen] Macs and Braille translation

Good afternoon, any recommendations of a current solution for producing
Braille materials in a MAC only environment.


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