Braille Production

Placeholder Image
(countertop with bell, list of receipts, & coffee with latte art in a leaf shape)

BANA Format Examples (retrieved from BANA Braille Formats 2016, updated for UEB

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(BANA Braille Formats Example 10-6)


Tactile Graphics

BANA Guide to Tactile Graphics

  • Use Braille 29 font to hold your place
  • Under View, click Gridlines for even placement/spacing
  • Use ASCII chart when you need to update braille on an image
  • Use Microsoft Paint for the few things you can’t manage in Microsoft Word-then import
  • Save word documents as 97-2003 so that you can use the select/group feature
  • Remember Ctrl+d will duplicate any drawn object selected
  • Ctrl+d can duplicate sets of objects, as well–they don’t even have to be grouped
  • Remember to ALWAYS save before translating
  • Feel free to avoid translating by using Braille 29 font
  • Work from the outside in–start with text boxes filled with Braille 29, and arrange them before other features
  • Remember that you can remove the outline of a text box when you no longer need it, for stylistic reasons


Embossers that produce graphics, such as Index line

Software that produces graphics, such as TactileView Software


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