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Braille, Text, and Other Media

The LightHouse offers Braille translation, audio recording, and large print production, including conversion to DAISY formats for audio. In doing so, we provide blind individuals with print access at the speed of business, and expertly coded braille by people who know and use it on a daily basis. This includes:

  • Documents accessible to a screen reader
  • Braille business cards
  • Braille menus and other public-facing materials
  • Accessible medical records (LightHouse is certified by HIPAA to confidentially scan and provide accessible versions of consumer medical records).

By providing individuals who are unable to read conventional print with access to the printed word, the Media and Accessible Design Laboratory supports the rights of individuals to accessible information. While Braille and audio production remain cornerstones of the operation, our goal extends to any visually conveyed information.

Do you get complaints about your meeting agendas, restaurant menus or technical manuals not being accessible? Are you concerned about complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? Does your school or work-group want to be more inclusive for all disabilities? We’re the answer to your problems.

LightHouse braille translation can quickly produce text into braille, Audio CD, MP3 files and other accessible formats for your blind and low vision readers. From six page menus to 600 page software manuals, for over 25 years we’ve taken care of customers in the Restaurant, Information Technology, Healthcare, Government and Non-Profit sectors. Our turnkey Braille production is accurate and easy to read.

Braille Translation Services

  • Restaurant menus
  • Braille-over-print publications
  • Braille business cards
  • Tactile maps and graphics

To date, some of our most popular braille documents are our Apple user guides. These complete sets of directions on how to use your iPhone, iPad or OS X operating system our guides are intelligently organized into 3 volumes of interpoint braille. Braille users will tell you, there just isn’t anything better for referencing information than hard copy. It’s not every day that a mainstream product offers blind and visually impaired users a fully formatted, highly edited and well-thought-out how-to guide, and these user guides are a fine example of the type of work we do. User Guides can be ordered by contacting us TOLL FREE: 1-888-400-8933 or adaptations@lighthouse-sf.org.

For a rate sheet or an informal quote on a business project, contact MADLab@lighthouse-sf.org.