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  1. 1. Braille Translation Program Dancing Dots Web Page: http://www.dancingdots.com Contact info: 1754 Quarry Lane Valley Forge, PA Phone #: (610) 783-6692 (Local) Fax #: (610) 783-6732 Product: GOODFEEL BRAILLE Convert music files to braille. Operating System compatibility; Windows 95 Windows 98 Windows ME Windows NT Windows XP Home Windows XP Pro Current Version: 2.6 Cost: GOODFEEL Standard--$795 (includes GOODFEEL, Lime and SharpEye 2) ***GOODFEEL Lite--$299 (includes GOODFEEL Lite, Lime and SharpEye 2) Minimum system requirements: IBM compatible PC 64 MB of RAM Features transcribes instrumental parts, vocal solos, keyboard works and full orchestral scores from beginner through the advanced intermediate levels. Automatically translates print information into equivalent music Braille High quality music braille produced quickly at a lower cost. *** GOODFEEL Lite Version gives you all the features of the full product but limits you to just one of these formats: instrumental music, vocal parts or keyboard.
  2. 2. Braille Translation Program Dolphin Computer Access Web Page: www.dolphinusa.com Contact info: 60 East Third Avenue Suite 301, San Mateo CA 94401 Tel: (650) 348 7401 Tel (Toll Free): 866 797 5921 Fax: (650) 348 7403 Product: Cipher Braille Translater Operating System compatibility; Windows 2000 Windows 98 Windows ME Windows NT (SP 6) Windows XP Home Windows XP Pro Current Version: Cipher Braille Translator Cost: $425 Minimum system requirements: IBM Compatible PC Intel Pentium @400 Mhz Equivalent or Higher PCI or AGB Graphics Card Sound Card Features translate a text document with a single key press, and print your Braille document using a Braille embosser. Easy to use Create grade 1 and grade 2 braille Full control over formatting, Create and save style templates. Stable and reliable Installed on a network, Cipher can be used with a networked embosser
  3. 3. Braille Translation Programs Duxbury Systems Web Page: www.duxburysystems.com Contact info: 270 Littleton Road, Unit 6 Westford, MA 01886-3523 Phone #: (978) 692-3000 (Local) Phone #: (978) 692-7912 (Fax) Product: Duxbury Braille Translator Operating System compatibility; Macintosh OS MS DOS Windows 2000 Windows 95 Windows 98 Windows NT Windows NT (SP 6) Windows XP Home Windows XP Pro Current Version: 10.5 Cost: $595 Minimum system requirements: IBM Compatible PC Macintosh 25 mb disk space. Features Built-in interline printing to have ink-braille and print together American Math/Science Code (Nemeth) translation Intermediate levels (between grade 1 and 2) for American braille The ability to include tactile graphics files for mixed text-and-graphic documents Identical file formats for each version of DBT. That means a file prepared on any platform can be used on any other! Imports from popular word processors including Microsoft Word and WordPerfect, HTML, ICADD, formatted and plain ASCII, earlier braille editors such as EDGAR and Polkadot, and Duxbury's own historical file formats, and more. Ttranslation table menu includes eighteen major languages plus seven variations, including grade 2 support for most jurisdictions where grade 2 is customarily used.
  4. 4. Moreover, DBT allows languages other than the principal language to be embedded in the same file and treated as appropriate for the context. Bidirectional (print-to-braille and braille-to-print) translation American Computer Braille Code (CBC) translation American textbook layout according to Braille Authority of North America (BANA) standards, and likewise the Braille Authority of the United Kingdom (BAUK) customs for the same purpose Accurate presentation of both print or braille in either WYSIWYG (what-you-see-is-what- you-get) or coded (how-you-get-what-you-want) views in the word-processing screen, with easy switching between views A "translated line" showing the "other" form in either print or braille files Six-key chording for braille and print entry, not timing-based, compatible with most keyboards Help screens throughout the program Documentation in print, braille & electronic formats Over 100 formatting & translation codes for a high level of flexibility A library of user-configurable styles A user-extendable template library for even more flexibility A spell-checker with 300,000-word dictionary A "Quick Find Misspelling" feature for increased speed and ease of use Embossing to all major braille printers; the first page may be a "banner" for job identification by personnel who don't read braille The Duxbury Braille Font for viewing braille dots within other programs The ability to process files as large as the operating system allows The ability to have multiple files open simultaneously Unlimited technical support by telephone, e-mail, fax, etc. An Internet user forum to communicate with other Duxbury users All backed by a 90-day satisfaction guarantee!
  5. 5. Product: Megadots Operating System compatibility; MS DOS Windows 2000 Windows 3.11 Windows 95 Windows 98 Windows NT Windows XP Home Windows XP Pro Current Version: 2.2 Cost $595 Minimum system requirements: IBM compatible computers with a 486 processor or better 8 megabytes of RAM 20 megabytes free hard drive space MegaDots is Windows-compatible; requires DOS 6 or higher. Features: Includes instructions on installing an icon for Windows.• MegaDots 2.2 includes Improved script files for JAWS for Windows MegaDots 2.2 includes improved ability to import publisher (SGML) files Recognizes many file Supports all commercial Braille embossers and all modern inkprint printers. Press the Translate key to look at the same words in Braille and edit in Braille using a six-key technique, or as "Inkprint in braille", where the words you type become Accessible interface Supports popular screen enlargement programs Familiar look and feel. Pull-down menus, point and click mouse interaction macros, bookmarks, and find and replace. Identify what kind of document you're importing (i.e., a letter, poetry, etc.) Optically scanneddocuments are automatically recognized and cleaned up Supports printer's scalable fonts for the most attractive possible large print. Supports all modern inkprint printers, including postscript printers. Make inkprint braille and text on the same page in three different formats: side by side, word by word, and line by line. Get a detailed document overview with the Interpret Format feature. Supports all of the diacritical marks shown in the textbook format codebook
  6. 6. Braille Translation Program Robotron Web Page: http://www.sensorytools.com/ Contact Info: 15 Stamford Road Oakleigh 3166, Australia Tel +61 3 9568 2568 Fax +61 3 9568 1377 Product: Braill Master Operating System compatibility; MS DOSWindows 3.11 Windows 95 Windows 98 Windows NT Current Version: 6 Cost: $199.95: Individual User $499.95: Organization-Multiple Site License $149.95: Crossgrade (Single Site License) Minimum system requirements: CD-ROM Drive IBM Compatible PC Features Translate text to Braille directly to your embosser or printer Translate text to an interim Braille file Edit a file, including a Braille file Print or emboss Braille from a Braille file View the completed Braille on screen Customise your Braille rules and verify them Customise formatting and controls for your embosser or printer Develop your own Braille code for text translation in many languages Develop advanced Braille applications, such as math and music Braille code translators
  7. 7. WinBraille Index of Sweden sold in the US bby Sighted Electronics Web Page: www.sighted.com Contact info: 69 Woodland Avenue Westwood, NJ 07675 Phone#:800 666 - 4883 Product: WinBraille requires an Index Braille printer Operating System compatibility; Windows 2000 Windows 98 Windows ME Windows NT Windows XP Home Windows XP Pro Current Version: 3.09 Cost: Free with Index Embossers. Minimum system requirements: Index embosser. IBM Compatible PC Features Format control Table handling List handling WinBraille button in Word Page number from source document in braille text Network installation guide translates automatically from any common Windows word processor or other Windows application, such as Word, WordPerfect, Adobe Acrobat, web pages, installation process including local settings