Duxbury Braille Translator (Windows and Mac)

Since 1975, Duxbury Systems has produced the world's leading software for producing braille, the Duxbury Braille Translator. From one language to seven to over 170 different languages, DBT has grown to meet the world's need for braille.


Presenting Duxbury DBT

screen shot of D B T (in the English language)

DBT has a modern, flexible user interface. Whether you are blind or sighted, our software is fully accessible AND fully in tune with the latest advances in operating systems and sister applications.

Click here for our FAQ if you need to know why a braille translator is necessary.

Who uses software for braille?

Our software is designed for two types of users--those who don't know braille and those who do. Even if all the braille you know comes from reading this page, the Duxbury Braille Translator (DBT) allows you to create highly accurate braille for school books, teaching materials, office memos, bus schedules, personal letters, signs compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and more.

Where you need to be sure of perfection, (just as you would proof-read print books) we would certainly recommend that you also make use of proofreading by a knowledgeable braillist. That braillist may be a DBT user as well because DBT is just as important to professional transcribers--for swift conversion to braille from a wide variety of print sources.

Interline Printing

DBT has specialized features such as interline printing of print and braille on the same page. This can be used when the classroom teacher or a parent does not know braille or in certain proofreading applications.

example of interline printing

More Notable Features of DBT

DBT is simple to use--beginners learn it quickly. Yet its depth, power, and accuracy are such that it is used by most of the major braille production centers throughout the world. The current version provides the following features:

DBT imports (opens) an extensive array of text and document formats:

DBT User Interface Features:

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Systems Requirements for DBT for Windows

DBT Win 12.4 sr1 requires Microsoft Windows version Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.


Systems Requirements for DBT for the Macintosh

To use DBT for Mac, we recommend running Mac OSX El Capitan (10.11), Sierra (10.12), High Sierra (10.13), or higher.


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