[Athen] Braille Translation Software

Gaeir Dietrich gdietrich at htctu.net
Thu Dec 11 08:35:09 PST 2014

Definitely Duxbury—the big advantage of Duxbury for the colleges is that you do not need very much knowledge of braille in order to use it. You can set up your documents in MS Word with all the styles and formatting. You can even use Math Type in Word to create Nemeth math braille with Duxbury.


Gaeir (rhymes with "fire") Dietrich
408-996-6047 or 408-996-4636


From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Heidi Scher
Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2014 6:50 AM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network
Subject: Re: [Athen] Braille Translation Software

Hi Cyndi!

Dux is definitely the way to go! I second Teresa's comments. Also, you might want to talk with the student to be sure that they want actual hard copy. Most students these days re using a computer with refreshable braille displays for the bulk of their books. About the only thing that we output to hard copy these days is tactile graphics or reference materials that they need at a moment's notice.

Hope all is well!


Heidi Scher, M.S., CRC
Associate Director
Center for Educational Access
University of Arkansas
ARKU 104
Fayetteville, AR 72701
479.575.7445 fax
479.575.3646 tdd

On Wed, Dec 10, 2014 at 12:51 PM, Yurkovich, Cynthia Ann <cyurko at udel.edu> wrote:


I am in the process of researching Braille Translation Software for purchase. Could you share your recommendations? I have heard that Duxbury is effective but want to review all recommended software. We have an Emprint SpotDot Color Braille Printer on campus and the student is requesting printed Braille textbooks.

Cynthia Yurkovich

Alternate Format Coordinator

Office of Disability Support Services

University of Delaware

240 Academy Street

Alison Hall, Suite 130

Newark, DE 19716


Cyurko at udel.edu

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