Welcome to the Duxbury Braille Translator (DBT), the world's most popular braille production software! DBT was created to make braille production easier and braille accessible to more people. DBT is used by virtually all of the world's leading braille publishers. No one supports more languages than Duxbury Systems: DBT supports braille translation for over 140 languages. DBT can produce contracted and uncontracted braille, mathematics braille, and technical braille.
Whether you are sighted or blind, DBT has features to help you use it easily and efficiently. Often your source document will come from an outside source. DBT imports documents from many different file formats used by other software. It also imports braille documents. Click here for a longer list of features, such as importing tactile graphics. Thank you for choosing the Duxbury Braille Translator!
DBT is a frequently updated product in continual development. So, it might help to explain about Duxbury software releases. The primary version identifier is a pair of numbers with a dot between them: ##.#. After a primary version has been released there may be service releases, which are indicated by SR1, SR2, etc., after the primary version number. The download of a service release is free to anyone who is entitled to the primary version that it is based on. In other words, if you purchased DBT 12.2, then you are entitled to get an internet download of DBT 12.2 SR1 for free (when and if it should come to be).
From the DBT Help Menu, the item Check for Updates is designed to tell you about the latest Duxbury DBT releases.
The Welcome to DBT section consists of the following topics: