RoboBraille – Automated Braille Translation by Means of an E-Mail Robot

  • Lars Ballieu Christensen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4061)


As society becomes increasingly dependent on literacy, the problems of textual information inaccessible to print-impaired people are likely to grow. This paper discusses the problems of decentralised, user-driven Braille translation and proposes an alternative: The centralised, email-based RoboBraille service capable of translating to and from contracted Braille, including any pre- or post processing steps required to convert between document types, formats and character sets. As such, the RoboBraille service attempts to solve a universal problem as it makes textual information accessible to people who would otherwise find it inaccessible due to disability or reading difficulties. Originally a Danish service, a pan-European consortium is currently validating RoboBraille in six European countries with financial support from the European Commission.


Synthetic Speech Impaired People Mail Server Wave File Poll Interval 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lars Ballieu Christensen
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  1. 1.Sensus ApSHillerødDenmark

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