The Office of Disability Services can braille materials for students and will use the same schedule that is used by students requesting papers to be typed. Our braille embosser (printer) is compatible with Windows and Linux. We can use MS Word, plain text, or any file type that can be converted to plain text. The majority of document formatting is not preserved in the brailling process.
To ensure papers can be brailled as quickly as possible, please submit your documents through email, or bring them to the office on a CD or a flash drive in a format compatible with Word. Graphics work best in SVG format, but line drawings can be traced and saved in SVG files as needed. IF DS personnel must type the material or trace drawings on the computer before brailling, this will increase the time required to get the material back to students.
If the instructor is using printed handouts or overheads we can work with the instructor to get the materials brailled before they are used in the class. This can also present an opportunity to improve readability of presentation materials for all students.
If a student will need brailling services, the student should make sure this is discussed when their intake is completed for the semester. If the student needs brailling once the semester has started they should schedule a meeting with the Director or Assistant Director to add this service for the semester.