Duxbury Braille Translator (DBT)


Duxbury Braille Translator for Windows and Mac


Product Description: Since its inception in 1975, Duxbury Systems has been at the forefront of braille production technology with the Duxbury Braille Translator (DBT). Expanding from a single language to over 180 languages, DBT has evolved to meet global braille needs.

DBT is adept at importing a multitude of document formats, converting them into braille, and facilitating output to braille embossers or devices. It is compatible with a range of file types, including Microsoft Word (2003 to 365 versions), Open Office documents, Excel files, and more. DBT proudly supports Unified English Braille (UEB) and is compatible with all commercial braille embossers.

Designed for both braille experts and novices, DBT is ideal for creating accurate braille for educational materials, professional documents, and various signage. It’s a vital tool for professional transcribers as well, offering rapid conversion from a variety of print sources.


Special Features:

  • Interline Printing: Combines print and braille on the same page, beneficial for teaching or proofreading.
  • Import Capabilities: Extensive support for various document formats, including Word, Open Office, HTML, GOODFEEL Music Translation files, and numerous braille and mathematics files.
  • User Interface: Offers both WYSIWYG and coded views, a translated line feature, six-key chording for braille and print entry, and comprehensive help screens.
  • Braille Capabilities: Handles math and technical translation in various languages, intermediate UEB contraction levels, tactile graphics integration, and over 180 language translation tables.
  • Output Options: Compatible with all braille embossers, various paper sizes, and multiple embossing options.


Productivity Features:

  • Over 100 formatting and translation codes.
  • A library of user-configurable styles.
  • Supports bidirectional translation in most languages.
  • Specialized features for advanced language and IPA notation.
  • Compliant with American textbook layout standards.


Purchase Options and Support:

  • Available in single-user and network licenses.
  • Unlimited technical support through various channels.
  • Access to an active internet user forum.
  • Backed by a 90-day satisfaction guarantee.
  • Call for pricing.


System Requirements:

  • For Windows: Requires Windows 8, 10, or 11.
  • For Mac: Recommended to run on Mac OSX El Capitan (10.11) or higher.

The Duxbury Braille Translator is more than just software; it’s a bridge to accessibility, offering precision and ease in braille translation for a diverse range of needs.