This episode focusses on braille technology: its past, present and future. We are joined by historians, people working in the braille technology industry today and developers of the next generation of braille hardware and software.
We’re starting to hear more and more about BRF files. They’re the default braille format on platforms such as RNIB Reading Services; they’re regularly used in the transcription industry to share braille versions of documents between producers; and notetaker users have used them to transfer files from one brand of braille device to another. But questions still prevail:
- What, exactly, is a BRF?
- Why would you use BRF files over more mainstream file formats?
- What are the limitations of BRF?
- How do you read BRF files?
- How do you navigate through them?
- How do you create them?
Matthew Horspool answered all these questions and more on Tuesday 4 May.
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