RoboBraille

About the Project

RoboBraille converts textual educational materials into formats such as Braille, mp3 files, structured audio books, e-books and visual Braille for the blind and partially sighted, and others with special needs.

It is an e-mail and web-based service that is available free of charge for non-commercial users without registration requirements. Alternate format texts are time-consuming and costly to produce, and expensive to obtain. RoboBraille therefore enables students with special needs to be included in mainstream education. RoboBraille began in 2004 as a Danish service for blind students and teachers, and has grown to become a global service that caters for blind, partially sighted and dyslexic people, and even the illiterate. It currently handles between 1,000 and 2,000 daily user requests from all over the world in more that 20 languages: Arabic, Arabic/English bilingual, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, American and British English, Bulgarian, German, Polish, Hungarian, French, Italian, Lithuanian, Dutch, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovenian, and Castilian and Latin American Spanish. The ultimate objective is to create an unlimited supply of educational materials in Braille, DAISY and other accessible formats. Having received seven international awards, the service has been recognized for its unique and simple solution to the very complex issue of providing alternate formats.

 

April 24, 2019 (last update 09-10-2019)