BrailleBlaster is a braille transcription program to help transcribers provide blind students with braille textbooks on the first day of class by using NIMAS (National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard) files to automate basic formatting. BrailleBlaster relies on Liblouis, an open-source braille translator, for translating text and mathematics to braille.
- Translate braille accurately in UEB or EBAE.
- Format braille.
- Automate line numbered poetry and prose.
- Split books into volumes.
- Add transcriber notes.
- Describe images.
- Automate braille table of contents, glossaries, preliminary pages, and special symbols pages.
- Automate a variety of table styles.
- Translate and edit single line math.
- It is designed primarily for editing textbooks that meet the specifications published by the Braille Authority of North America.