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Braille signage

The solution that wins points!

There is now an automated marking tool connected to transcription software for creating signs in Braille and letters or maps in relief that won an award at Icona d'Or in 2010.

This technology consists of an innovative solution designed to increase accessibility in buildings that are open to the public, particularly for blind people and those with visual impairments.

Automated marking device for Braille
Automated marking device for Braille
Insertion of acrylic beads to form a text in Braille
Insertion of acrylic beads to form a text in Braille
The Gravograph Braille kit case
The Gravograph Braille kit case
Elements included in the Braille kit
Elements included in the Braille kit
Automated marking device for Braille
  • Details

    Did you know that the Braille alphabet is not universal?

    Each country has its own language and characteristics (accents, characters etc.). It is therefore necessary to create specific transcription software for each language and also to take into account the different standard editions.

    Although the parameters of Braille characters span all of the dimensions of the fingertips, the size of the cells (height, width and spacing of the points) can sometimes be different by just a few millimetres. It has therefore taken nearly two years of research and development to arrive at the first prototype.

  • Features

    Codes for almost 80 countries are now available! 

    (including Arabic languages and languages of the Asian countries)

    No need for a Braille expert

    You just take a text in the right language, the information is then automatically transcribed by the software and the machine does the rest!

    How it works

    The electronic system invented by Gravograph enables a rigid support to be perforated along a pre-determined line. The ball bearings or acrylic balls with a diameter slightly greater than that of the holes are inserted by force to form the Braille text. 

    Combine Braille and relief signage

    To provide more information, add maps or letters in relief to your sign in Braille.

    Using the same software, your machine will cut a support section into the material consisting of several layers of coloured material. The contour of the letters or the motifs is cut into the first layer and the unnecessary areas are then removed to reveal the relief. This technique can be used on wood, metal or plastic.

    A material specially designed for Braille 

    Gravograph designed specific materials for this application which is ideal in terms of its rigidity and mechanical memory, further optimising the creation of letters in relief: Gravotac™ and Gravotac™ Exterior

    These sheets of specific material are available in three contrasts in order to facilitate how they are perceived by those with visual impairments, meeting the American ADA standards.

    The entire system was created on the basis of informed recommendations from associations such as Valentin Haüy and L'INJA in France and Once in Spain in order to be both reliable and in line with the expectations of end users.

    A Braille kit and you can start!

    This kit contains all of the elements that will enable your Gravograph system to create signs in Braille.

    A boundless solution combining the provision of information with embossed letters in Braille and directions via tactile maps. 

Examples of applications

Engraving of informational signage in Braille
Engraving of informational signage in Braille
Engraving of badges and labels in Braille
Engraving of badges and labels in Braille
Signpost in Braille
Signpost in Braille
Signage in Braille
Signage in Braille
Acrylic beads for forming text in Braille
Acrylic beads for forming text in Braille
Door plate in Braille
Door plate in Braille
Engraving of informational signage in Braille

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