Duxbury Systems has released version 11.1 of their braille translation software. It includes support for Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010 files, Open Office files, Microsoft Excel, improvements to math, support for additional languages, support for the latest embossers, and numerous other improvements. Check the link on this post to get a complete list or listen to our interview from ATIA 2011.Source: Go to source
Ah Duxbury. It still does not seem to be able to read RTF files! I want a Braille translator that accepts pretty much any file whose format is known, and cranks out some reasonable Braille without a lot of intervention on my part. I want the Braille to either go to my embosser or become an electronic file I can read with my display. I don't understand why it is so hard for the makers of Braille translation software to do this. Cannot they look at a Word document and create a Braille document with the correct codes already? Can't they automatically remove lines of asterisks or other visual clutter that doesn't work in Braille? Why should people be employed to massage the output for hours when a properly crafted software package could just make it so!
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J.J. Meddaugh is an experienced technology writer and computer enthusiast. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a major in telecommunications management and a minor in business. When not writing for Blind Bargains, he enjoys travel, playing the keyboard, and meeting new people.