[NFB-Braille-Discussion] Braille transcribing question

Sahar's Beaded Creations sahar at inebraska.com
Tue Dec 17 17:41:53 UTC 2019

I don't think slates and Perkins braillers are unnecessary, but transcribing
is done using software and embossers these days. You can even do graphics
with embossers.

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Subject: [NFB-Braille-Discussion] Braille transcribing question

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


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