[Athen] Braille for Spanish

Gaeir Dietrich gdietrich at htctu.net
Thu Jan 5 11:56:10 PST 2017

Yes, Duxbury and the Juliet can handle the braille transcription. The trick
is in properly marking up the document so that Duxbury knows which text is
to be done in Spanish braille. You also need to know if the student wants
the braille produced in the EBAE code or the brand new UEB code. There are a
number of differences.

Make sure that you include the Word templates when you load Duxbury, and
make sure that you have the latest version of Duxbury (12.1, SR1). Using the
Word template, it is very easy to set all the Spanish as Spanish style for a
seamless conversion. I have also attached the keyboard shortcuts for
international characters.

I can send you a couple of manuals off-list if you would like more specific
information. You can also contact our admin assistant, Erika Owens, if you
would like to schedule a call with me.

eowens at htctu.net



Gaeir (rhymes with "fire") Dietrich
HTCTU Director


From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On
Behalf Of foreigntype
Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2017 11:49 AM
To: 'Access Technology Higher Education Network'
Subject: Re: [Athen] Braille for Spanish

Hi Alysia

Your Duxbury software can convert to Spanish -and 129 other languages!
Here's a link to more info at Duxbury:

Perhaps Gaier Deitrich and others more familiar with braille embossers can
pipe as to whether there are any output tips, tricks or suggestions in re
the Juliet 120. Have you talked with anyone at tech support for the

Good luck!

Wink Harner

Adaptive Technology Consulting & Training

Alternative Media & Text Conversions

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From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On
Behalf Of dslab
Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2017 10:31 AM
To: 'athen-list at u.washington.edu'
Subject: [Athen] Braille for Spanish

Hello everyone,

We have a blind student taking a Spanish class and a Spanish lab. She
requires Braille for her syllabus, handouts, and assignments. I need help
figuring out how to most appropriately accommodate her. Our college has the
current Braille items:

. Juliet 120

. Duxbury software

. Firebird

Will these products make accurate conversions to Spanish? If so, how do we
do it?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Alysia Leak

Instructional Lab Facilitator, Disability Services

Central Campus, Terrell 201

PO Box 35009 Charlotte, NC 28235

704.330.2722 ext 3462


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