C-fes Co. Ltd. has released an iOS app which allows for the direct reading of braille files using speech. The $14.99 Voice Braille Reader reads .BRL and .BRF files, such as those downloaded from the NLS BARD service or BookShare. It can also import files from Dropbox, Evernote, iCloud, and other applications. It also supports adjustable reading speed, a synchronized display with the braille that is currently being spoken, and reading of braille inside .ZIP files. If you wish to try out the app before you buy, you can get Voice Braille Reader Lite which allows for up to five minutes of reading per day. Hat tip to David Goldfield for the discovery.Source: iTunes
Wow, thanks for the mention. I was pretty tickled when I discovered the app, as I've been looking for a solution for reading Grade 2 Braille files on my iPhone. I'm hoping that someone will make a copy of NFBTrans or WinBT for iOS but, until that happens, this app is likely the next best thing.
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