Braille Embossing Service at the ATC
The ATC provides a Braille embossing service for UW Seattle faculty, staff, and students. Braille can be provided in a variety of formats and languages, and tactile graphics are available.
We strongly recommend submitting files in MS Word .doc format. Read the useful information at the Techno-Vision Systems web site about 10 Tips for using Word to produce Braille. See our Frequently Asked Questions about Braille Embossing page for more information about preparing files for embossing.
Allow at least two full working days to complete Braille requests for MS Word files with standard styles. Very long documents or files requiring tactile graphics or extensive markup will take additional time.
Complete the below form with the necessary details. You will need to submit the form for each file you wish to have embossed. You can not send multiple files in one request.
Please use a unique and descriptive filename. This will make it easier for us to track the progress of your job. For academic texts, include course and chapter. For courses with multiple texts, indicate text title or author as well. Partial chapters should indicate page range. Examples: "Eng157-ch3.doc", "SPAN105-Basics-ch5pg114-119.doc", and "DSS-accom-letter-RK.doc" are all good file names; "chapter3.doc" or "letter.doc" are not.
Generally Braille requests are created in the order received, with an eye to the date requested. Note that campus mail delivery adds to the time before you have the materials in hand; plan on an extra day or two for campus mail delivery, or plan to pick up the materials in person.
For more information about adaptive equipment for individuals with disabilities, contact the Access Technology Center.