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Braille printing services are an important addition to any organization’s customer communications processes and requirements.
CrawfordTech’s Document Accessibility Services division produce output for clients in a wide range of alternative formats, such as Braille, Large-Print, audio CD and eText. Our secure facilities in Potsdam, NY, USA and Toronto, ON, Canada adhere to PCI Standards and deliver everything from one-off ad-hoc output through to monthly statement, bill and invoice creation.
Failure to provide Braille documents may result in penalties and sanctions, depending on the local legislation that affects you. Considerable settlements have been granted already in relation to section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, Section 255 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act of 2005.
There are a number of considerations when looking at Braille printing services.
Braille may be transcribed on a character-by-character basis. Such a conversion is referred to as Grade 1 Braille and may also be described as ‘un-contracted Braille’. Because of the size of each character, it is much more common for documents and books to be transcribed using Grade 2 Braille, which uses a system of contractions that use less space and increase the speed of reading. The vast majority of content made available in Braille format is transcribed using Grade 2 contractions.
Crawford Technologies produce and distribute both Grade 1 and Grade 2 Braille (i.e. un-contracted or contracted) depending upon the needs of your clients.
We accept source material in any of the following formats:
What if your content includes graphs, charts and pictures? Our Braille Certified Alternate Format Subject Matter experts can help you to transcribe these elements properly for Braille and other alternative format output types.
Crawford Technologies will help you with your Braille printing needs regardless of whether you require a one-off ad-hoc transcription or if you need to produce regularly monthly customer communications, such as:
Our Document Accessibility Services division is part of a company that has spent over 15 years at the forefront of the transactional document industry; the world’s largest financial services, telecommunications, utilities and manufacturing companies trust in CrawfordTech’s software solutions to deliver millions of statements every month.
Want to know more about our Braille printing services? Contact us now using the form below to find out more…
Crawford Technologies is a member of The American Council of the Blind, the American Foundation for the Blind and the Braille Authority of North America. CrawfordTech is a Board member of the Canadian Braille Authority.
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"Providing monthly statements in Braille, e-text and large-format print using CrawfordTech's DAS service helps us stay at the forefront of client communications and customer satisfaction while conforming to all applicable regulations and laws." - a national telecoms provider
"In the end we went with CrawfordTech and we are very pleased with our decision. Their PRO AFP to PDF/A solution has a smart design that is simple and easy use." - a major insurance company
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Crawford Technologies USA:
22 Depot Street
PO Box 5198
Potsdam, New York
2950 East Harmony Road
Fort Collins, CO
5 Wormwood Street
London EC2M 1RQ
Tel: +44 (0)20 3239 4723