[BCAB] Braille translation embossers and the mac

Terry clasper terry.clasper at btinternet.com
Thu Mar 21 14:36:53 GMT 2013


Thanks Steve I'd only add to what you've said by saying that someone on another list has just informed me that Index have apparently just released an app that deals with translation on the mac.
I'll go find more about that out really appreciate your help and information,

On 21 Mar 2013, at 13:28, "Griffiths, Steve" <Steve.Griffiths at rnib.org.uk> wrote:

> Terry,
> 
> My understanding is that there are no commercial braille translators
> designed for the Mac, although a version of Duxbury may be released in
> 2013. Some free options exist, such as Brailleblaster
> (www.brailleblaster.org) and Louis Braille Translator
> (http://www.cucat.org/projects/louis/)
> 
> An alternative to installing translation software on your computer is to
> use the Robobraille service (www.robobraille.org). You email your
> document to Robobraille and they transcribe it and email it back. 
> 
> I don't have any information about embossers, but note Index do a Mac
> driver for the Everest for Snow Leopard and above, but say it's "a
> raw-driver and not intended for use with e.g. TextEdit application". I
> have no idea what that means!
> 
> Steve
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Terry
> clasper
> Sent: 21 March 2013 10:12
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> Subject: [BCAB] Braille translation embossers and the mac
> 
> Hi.
> What experience do  people have of hard copy braille translation and
> embossers with the mac.
> I have a client who currently is using Windows and is keen  to move   to
> the mac, however one of her key requirements is that she needs to
> produce grade 2 hard copy braille from fairly simple word processed
> documents.
> My thinking is that she could create the docs using either text edit or
> pages, however then I need a translation program to convert the text to
> grade to and ideally send it to an index everest.
> So, I guess another question is are people using the everest with the
> mac, and if not, what embossers work well for people.
> Thanks very much for any help and information on this one!
> 
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