[Athen] Braille Translation Software

Jane Berk berkj at macewan.ca
Thu Dec 11 09:29:28 PST 2014

I did not know that Duxbury will create Nemeth by using MathType....
Does it convert to good quality Nemeth or does it require further
editing before it can be produced? Any feedback on this would be
greatly appreciated, since at the moment we are outsourcing all of our
math and physics-related Braille because we are not familiar with

Jane Berk
AT Educational Assistant
Assistive Computer Technology Service
Services to Students with Disabilities
MacEwan University
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>>> "Gaeir Dietrich" <gdietrich at htctu.net> 12/11/14 9:40 AM >>>

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

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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