Semi-Automadc Braille Embosser
Author: Daniel J. Daily
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Operating System: OS/8
Source Language: PAL-8
Memory Required: 4K
Special Hardware Required: ASR33 Teletype, modified (see write-

Abstract: BRAILE is a PAL-8 program which embosses Grade II
braille, from a paper tape of English text prepared by a braillist using a
teletype modified in the manner described by Anderson and Rogers in
the article entitled, "An Inexpensive Braille Terminal Device" in the June
1968 Communications of the ACM. The semi-automatic involves the
following steps:
1. A braillist marks some special symbols in the text to be
translated into braille;
2. A typist, who needs no special knowledge of braille creates a
paper tape from the marked text directly or with the SYMBOL-
IC EDITOR program;
3. The teletype is modified in the manner described above;
4. BRAILE is run using the paper tape from step 2 as input.

Media Price Code: B4, E6, G26
Catalog: August 1978