On this page, we've identified a few resources that we think will be helpful to braille transcribers.

ASCII Keyboard

Braille Fonts

Braille font are supported for display and posting on Ask an Expert. In order to view the braille fonts on NBA’s Ask An Expert, you must have the correct fonts installed on your system. The braille fonts supported by Ask An Expert are SimBraille and Braille from BRL2000.

If you are a current user of Duxbury Braille Translator (DBT) for Windows, you will already have the SimBraille font installed on your system. Similarly, if you are a current user of Braille2000, you will already have the Braille from BRL2000 font installed on your system.

In order to obtain the Braille from BRL2000 and Simbraille fonts (if you are not a current user of either program), you must install the evaluation versions of the software. After downloading the evaluation versions, the fonts will be automatically installed on your system. Please click on the links below to bring you to the download page for the evaluation versions of each software program.

Duxbury Braille Translator

Download the Demo Version


Download the Evaluation Version

Helpful Links

>Braille Authority Of North America (BANA)

The Braille Authority Of North America is the governing body of braille in the United States and Canada. On their website you'll find links to download codebooks, news of changes to codes, and more.


>Dancing Dots

Bill McCann founded Dancing Dots to create a software system to develop and adapt music technology for the blind. On their website, you'll find an array of services intended to better assist transcribers with music braille.