After serviing the blind community for forty five years, we are sad to inform you that Braille Co., Inc. will be dissolved this fall. We will miss the pleasure we have gained from assisting our blind clients in their pursuit of knowledge and our chances to help them in the workplace. However, we have decided that it is time. We each plan to continue giving back to our world through a variety oif volunteer work, but will no longer spend our days sitting at a computer, transcribing textbooks and manuals into braille.
Thank you for all the work you have sent our way over the years, and good luck to everyone in the braille community in the future.
Braille Inc., officially Braille Co., Inc., has been in business providing braille transcription services for almost forty five years. Joan B. Rose founded the company to provide blind individuals with equal access to the materials their sighted peers take for granted. We specialize in transcription services for vocational and educational needs. Braille Inc. is capable of transcribing all languages using the Roman, Greek or Cyrillic alphabet into literary, mathematics, computer or music braille. Braille Inc. produces high quality, accurate work within short time frames and is capable of delivering several thousand pages of braille within a few weeks when an emergency situation requires it. We can produce textbooks, workbooks, computer manuals, training guides, complex regulatory manuals, schedules, charts, graphs, tables, benefit statements -- whatever is necessary to provide the blind person with the same quality resource materials as his sighted peer.
Braille Inc. uses an automated system to assist in the production of braille texts. Scanners, a proprietary braille translation program, a braille editing program (similar to a word-processor, but working with braille characters on the computer screen), and computer-driven embossers turn the original inkprint into a completed braille version. Highly trained, certified braillists use this equipment to design, format, transcribe, edit and proofread extremely accurate, high-quality braille products. We can begin the process with hardcopy inkprint text or information in a digital format from a flash drive, CD, or e-mail.
The single-side embossed braille pages are bound into heavy-duty polyethylene covers using 19-ring plastic combs. The covers are labeled in both print and braille and the binding combs are labeled in print. These volumes are durable and are easily updated. Lighter weight polyethylene covers and paper covers are other available binding options. Single or multiple copies of any transcription can be produced. Once the braille has been transcribed, it is archived on computer media, so subsequent updating and/or embossing of additional copies is simple and inexpensive.
For our latest charges and a list of selected clients and materials transcribed, see below.
This list includes only a few of the many clients we have served over the years.
TRANSCRIPTION INTO BRAILLE AND FIRST EMBOSSED COPY:
ADDITIONAL COPIES: per braille page embossed -- $0.55
COVERS: (per volume) including assembly, labeling in print and braille and binding:
SCANNING of print copy (per hour) -- $30.00
DESIGN work for special layouts (per hour) -- $75.00
FIXED PRICE QUOTATION OR GENERAL ESTIMATE -- No Charge
DETAILED ESTIMATE for per-page quotation -- $50.00
SPECIAL REQUESTS: large volume orders (25 copies or more) and other unusual circumstances will be discussed on an individual basis.
RUSH ORDERS: last minute orders will be discussed on an individual basis.
Prices quoted FOB Falmouth, Massachusetts. Shipment will usually be via UPS Ground. Shipping charges and insurance will be added to the final invoice.
All transcribed materials will be embossed on one side using 100-lb paper stock. Free replacement and rebinding of any pages containing substantive errors is guaranteed, provided that the volume containing the errors is returned to Braille Inc.
Final payment of any balances shall be due 30 days after invoice date, with interest charged at 1-1/2% per month on outstanding balances. Braille Inc. reserves the right to require an advance deposit from new clients.