Some key updates to RoboBraille tool make converting files into accessible formats even easier than before.
What is RoboBraille?
RoboBraille is a service that can convert a range of different files (PDFs, JPGs, Word Documents, etc.) into accessible formats. It can recognize the text in scanned images of textbooks or articles, transform PDFs into editable Microsoft Word files, or even produce an MP3 sound file from the text of a document – these are only a few examples of the many possibilities. You can watch a short video introduction here, or check out the matrix of conversion possibilities to see your options.
RoboBraille is available for all members of the Hampshire community – students, faculty, and staff – to convert documents. We encourage faculty to use it when they create their course materials, and students can use it as a study tool, if they prefer to read in a particular format or listen to their assignments.
New features, you say?
The updated RoboBraille service now allows for batch processing, so you if you have multiple files to convert, you can upload them all at once. As you might imagine, this makes the experience much more streamlined. (If you’re submitting multiple files at once, they all have to be the same format, though.) The size limit for file uploads has also doubled from 32MB to 64MB.
How to get started?
Visit the new link to RoboBraille and submit your files using the form. Once your files have been converted, you’ll receive them in their new form via email.