Many blind students and professionals rely on braille to read educational and work-related documents. Braille versions of these documents are produced with a braille embosser attached to a personal computer. The braille embosser was developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the late 1960s This vital piece of equipment has changed very little over the past 3 decades. Now, braille enters the new millennium with new equipment. The Tiger Advantage a new braille and tactile graphics embosser lets blind people use popular computer software like Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel to write and immediately emboss documents. Tiger Advantage embosses quality graphics, at 20 dots-per-inch, directly from any Windows application that will print to a Windows printer.
Letter Art allows users to do more distinctive graphical layouts than can be achieved with standard Windows programs alone. For example, until recently, blind people had virtually no access to state maps, college campus maps, and transit maps. Now, Letter Art, a commercial sign layout program, includes a braille feature. Sighted users can draw a sign, a map, and much more, and have Letter Art automatically provide braille labels. Letter Art can print a copy of a map or diagram and then have Tiger Advantage emboss the same information to achieve a document with print and braille.
Tiger Advantage and Letter Art are available from BRL, Inc., a company which specializes in products that aid people with disabilities in educational, vocational and recreational pursuits. Call or email for sample braille maps, brochures and prices. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 770-716-9222 Web: www.wyfiwyg.com