Duxbury Braille Translator (DBT)

Product Type: 
Device modifier
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Approximate Cost: $695.00


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Product Description: 

Duxbury Braille Translator (DBT) provides translations of text from print to braille and from braille to print.

Main Features: 

  • Built-in interline printing to have ink-braille and print together.
  • Math/Science Code and Computer Braille translation for American, British, and French Braille.
  • Intermediate levels (between grades 1 and 2) for American and British braille.
  • The ability to include tactile graphics files for mixed text-and-graphic documents imports from popular word processors.
  • Localized into English, French, Spanish, German, Danish, Italian, Russian, and others. Translators support over 170 languages.
  • 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 textbook layout.
  • Ability to switch 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.
  • More than 100 formatting & translation codes.
  • A library of user-configurable styles.
  • A user-extendable template library.
  • A spell-checker with a 300,000-word dictionary.
  • A "Quick Find Misspelling" feature.
  • Choice of single-user, site & other licenses Unlimited technical support by telephone, email, fax, etc.
  • An Internet user forum to communicate with other Duxbury users.
  • Supports all commercial braille embossers.
  • Accurate contracted braille formatted the way the user wants.
  • Math translation available for Nemeth, BAUK, UEBC, and French Braille.

DBT WIN includes these additional features:

  • Runs on Microsoft Windows.
  • Imports files from HTML, Word 2003/2007/2010/2013/2016, Open Office, and other formats.

DBT Mac includes this additional feature:

  • Runs on Mac.

Primary Specifications: 

DBT for Win has this specification:

  • Runs on 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows (including Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10).

DBT for Mac has this specification:

  • Requires Mac OSX El Capitan (10.11), Sierra (10.12), High Sierra (10.13), or higher.

Options & Accessories: 

DBT Win has these accessories:

  • Swift
    • Works within Word.
    • Sends the current document (or a highlighted portion of a document) to Duxbury DBT.
    • Multiple, non-contiguous selections made in a Word document can be sent and opened in DBT if only certain parts of a document are wanted in braille.
  • NimPro:
    •  Reads NIMAS/Daisy files.
    • Produces files in just the right size for DBT.
    • Exports to files for DBT.
  • QuickTac:
    • A free program that produces braille graphics files.
    • Can import a graphics file created by QuickTac into DBT Win 12.4.

More Information: 

See Manufacturer's website about DBT WIN.

See Manufacturer's website about DBT MAC.

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