Braille and Tactile Embossers
A printer takes a document and makes it print, a Braille embosser takes a document and displays the text in Braille. Braille transcription or translation software is needed to translate the text to Braille code. Some embossers emboss both sides of the Braille paper, while others may only emboss one side.
People who are blind or severely visually impaired may want information that is shown on maps, floor plans, routes, graphics, charts, or other tactile information. Tactile graphics of these types can be produced using tactile embossers. Tactile graphics are also useful for teaching blind children geometry, art, geography, or other subject areas.