Braille is a system of raised dots that can be read by touch using the fingers. It is popularly used by people who are visually impaired or have low vision. Regular sighted people normally do not use Braille to read, although teachers and parents sometimes do, to offer support to students and children.
Contrary to popular belief, Braille is not a language but a code. Braille is not restricted to English, and can be used to read many other languages as well. The use of Braille overcomes the perplexity of providing literary means to visual impaired people across the globe.
AEL Data complies with the standards set forth by Braille Authority of North America (BANA), and Unified English Braille Code (UEB) which is a subset of BANA. UEB is a new English standard code that has been developed to house the wide variety of literary and technical matter used in English.
You can see below for how sample Braille text looks.
We offer un-contracted (Grade 1) or Contracted (Grade 2) embossed Braille materials,
- Grade 1:This is the simpler form of braille and more of an instructional than a functional level. Transcribing every letter is making the braille document lengthier. The simpler form of Braille is known as uncontracted (Grade 1).
- Grade 2:The standard Braille is known as contracted (Grade 2) and it uses the contractions as it occupies less space. This method is the most commonly used and easier for the Braille Readers. It is used by more experienced braille users.
We have large team with vast experience and are able to reformat and convert documents to high quality Grade 1 and Grade 2 Braille. We are also able to replace the picture and any non-textual information available within documents into tactile images. All Braille that we produce retains the originality of the input document. We can convert to Braille from Print, Doc, RTF, and any PDF format provided as an input.
We aim to provide a fast, affordable braille transcription that does not compromise the accuracy or quality, which in-turn benefits our clients.