126.96.36.199 Braille embossing
Traditionally braille materials have been produced by embossing braille on heavy paper. Each braille character is a cell of either 6 or 8 dots. Although this method is still widely used, embossed braille material is heavy and bulky, and each page of braille has significantly less information than a printed page of similar size.
For example, the braille version of a book would be around 2.5 times bigger than a printed book. Another disadvantage is that braille embossing is more expensive and less flexible for error corrections as compared to print materials. Hence very few printed materials are available in embossed braille form.
Let’s see a few diverse means available for embossing braille for reading and writing:
A. If you want to further explore how braille works in electronic devices, delve into the hour-long webinar below!
Video – 60 minutes
B. Tactile Tablet
BLITAB® – World’s first Tactile Tablet for Blind and Visually Impaired People