[NFB-Braille-Discussion] Braille transcribing question

Josh Kennedy joshknnd1982 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 17 12:15:50 UTC 2019

But do transcribers still use perkins braillers or maybe electric perkins braillers today? I imagine there may still be some textbooks or parts of textbooks which require special formatting, where it may be easier just to use a perkins brailler and hand-transcribe the material in the textbook so the transcriber can make sure the text comes out exactly as he or she wishes, placing the perkins brailler in the exact spots to get the desired results. Or are computers so advanced now that you can do even the most advanced and unusual formatting with translators and computer braille embossers, making perkins braillers or 40-cell transcribing slates unnecessary? 


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