Braille is a worldwide code which uses a system of six raised dots and is used to translate many languages into the embossed form. This is read by running the fingertips over the embossed characters.
Did you know there is also another form of tactile reading?
This is known as Moon, it is much simpler and easier to learn, especially for people that have previously used print.
However it is very difficult to produce and not many people use it.
Here at EYECAN we offer a Braille transcription service, as well as being able to offer Braille tuition.
For the translation service there are a few guidelines for you further down this page.
If you require tuition please look at our Braille page.
We also offer Braille inserts to fix in to your birthday and greeting cards.
These are produced on a clear plastic sheet with an adhesive backing to aid insertion.
The top corner is removed to help aid orientation.
We have some generic wording or you can request your own verse.
Please note Braille takes more room than print so the size of the card will restrict the amount of text.
Examples of where Braille can be used and found.
Labelling (CDs, DVDs, Canned Food and Letters).
Being able to read just a few Braille letters enables a person to play games.
A shopping list can be made, the keeping of a diary and address book.
All banks, utilities and other businesses should provide statements, bills and letters in Braille at your request.
You can also get restaurant and pub menus in Braille.
A wide selection of magazines and books are available in Braille too.
Braille can be written at home on a portable handheld frame or desktop machine called a Perkins Brailler. It can also be produced on a computer with translation software and a Braille Embosser, a refreshable Braille display can be used with a computer too.
Returning to Braille translation
One A4 page of print will result in approximately 2 pages of Braille
Working from a price of
per word will give you a starting place. However there is a minimum charge of £3.
The end price depends on how much work we have to undertake to prepare the document for production.
Sending us a document that has had all the formatting and images removed will cost less than a document we have to prepare.
A second copy document if ordered at the time of placing your order will be charged at £0.25 per Braille page.
The request for work will need to be sent with:
Number of copies required.
Contact name and telephone number.
Invoice reference and address including delivery address if different to the invoice address.
We will require your document to be sent in an Electronic format. Usually email or on CD.
It will need to be in either Microsoft Word or a Text document. A desktop publishing document is not acceptable.
We are able to offer a document lamination and comb binding service for documents that we produce at an additional cost.
Materials can be despatched directly to your customer under articles for the blind at no extra cost, or the current charges for postage will be made in addition to the production cost if the recipient does not have a visual impairment.
If you would like to find out more about having your documents produced in Braille or converted to audio, give us a call or email us.
Telephone; 07961 406739 or 0114 220 7007