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The WinBraille approach to producing Braille wuickly and effectively
LuleƄ tekniska universitet.
Index Braille, Gammelstad.
2002 (English)In: Computer Helping People with Special Needs: 8th International Conference, ICCHP 2002, Linz, Austria, July 15-20, 2002. Proceedings, Berlin: Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology/Springer Verlag, 2002, 618-619 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
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With WinBraille it is possible to emboss directly from a word processor like Microsoft Word on any of Index Braille's embossers, and on-the-fly contract the document into grade 2 Braille. The benefit of WinBraille is that it has a simple interface for the novice, but is still powerful for the advanced user. WinBraille contains Windows drivers for Index Braille's embossers, the WinBraille application, contraction rules for more than 20 languages, a contraction rule editor, predefined profiles and templates for immediate access, and macros to directly emboss from Microsoft Word. The combination of Word macros, drivers, predefined contraction rules, profiles and templates makes the system suitable for the user with no or limited knowledge of Braille and Braille printing. We describe how the WinBraille's approach can facilitate the daily work for people who normally do not print Braille, but occasionally have to produce materials to be read by blind or visually impaired people. We also explore some of WinBraile's less advanced features, like Braille formatting and how to select different profiles and templates.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Berlin: Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology/Springer Verlag, 2002. 618-619 p.
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ISSN 0302-9743 ; 2398
Research subject
Industrial Electronics
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-20270DOI: 10.1007/3-540-45491-8_119Local ID: 36762330-641e-11db-8cbe-000ea68e967bISBN: 3540439048OAI: diva2:993314
Validerad; 2002; 20061025 (ysko)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29Bibliographically approved

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