Accessibility

Address all aspects of your path to accessibility, including digital, document, and print mediums. 

Continuous Improvement

User-Centered Design

Employee Training

Accessibility doesn’t have to be complicated or stressful.

Everyone would agree that providing equitable access to information is paramount to the success of any organization.

However, when tasked with addressing the many aspects of accessibility—including legal requirements, compliance and the ever-growing demand for social responsibility—it’s no wonder that most organizations could feel overwhelmed.

At Bromberg & Associates, we believe in creating an inclusive environment for all. We believe every organization’s journey toward equitable access should be simple and seamless — eliminating the worry, stress and uncertainty often associated with accessibility. We are passionately committed to creating an inclusive digital landscape where everyone, regardless of their abilities, can interact, participate, and succeed. We recognize that accessibility is not just a legal obligation but a moral imperative, a social responsibility, and a smart business decision to ensure that all users have equal access to information and functionality.

For this reason, we’ll actively partner with you to address all aspects of your journey to accessibility—including digital, document and print mediums.

Our Commitment

We are dedicated to:

Continuous Improvement: Accessibility is an ongoing journey, not a destination. We continuously monitor and update our knowledge and expertise to ensure compliance with current standards and best practices.

User-Centered Design: Our design and development processes are informed by real user feedback, ensuring that our platforms cater to a broad spectrum of users.

Employee Training: Our teams receive regular training on accessibility standards and best practices, ensuring they are equipped to create and maintain inclusive digital assets.

Braille Services

What is Braille? Braille is a tactile writing system used by people who are blind or visually impaired. It is named after its creator, Louis Braille, a Frenchman who lost his sight as a result of a childhood accident. Here's a detailed overview:

Braille: A Tactile Writing System

Fundamentals

Braille characters, or "cells," are made up of six dot positions, arranged in a rectangle containing two columns of three dots each. A dot may be raised at any of the six positions to form sixty-four (2^6) possible subsets, including the arrangement in which no dots are raised. For reference, the dots are commonly numbered 1 through 3 from top to bottom on the left, and 4 through 6 from top to bottom on the right. Each character in Braille is a unique combination of these dots.

Alphabet and Numbers:

The first ten Braille characters, using dots 1-2-4-5, are universally designated for the numbers 1 through 10.

When placed in a particular context or when preceded by a specific symbol, they represent the letters A through J. Additional letters of the alphabet are formed by adding or changing dots to these foundational characters.

Punctuation and Formatting

Braille also includes symbols for punctuation, mathematical symbols, and even formatting indications such as capitalization or italics.

Unified English Braille (UEB):

Over time, various versions of Braille have been developed for different languages and purposes (e.g., music notation). In English, the Unified English Braille code, adopted in many countries, was designed to unify and simplify older English Braille standards.

Technology and Braille

Modern technological advancements have integrated Braille into devices such as electronic Braille displays, which allow users to "read" digital text through small pins that move up and down to form Braille characters. There are also Braille e-books, software for Braille transcription, and Braille printers or embossers that produce tactile documents.

Significance

Braille is more than just a writing system. It's a means of communication, education, and independence for visually impaired individuals. By learning Braille, individuals can access literature, perform everyday tasks, pursue education, and engage in professional endeavors.

Recognizing Braille's unparalleled importance in the world of accessibility, we offer:

  • Braille Transcriptions, Printing, and Embossing: ADA Compliant services that transform printed materials into Braille, making information accessible to those who depend on it.

  • Large Print Documents: Designed specifically for those with visual impairments to ensure readability and comfort.

  • Audio Transcriptions: Live bilingual reader services and text-to-speech solutions to make content audible.

  • Screen Readers: Compatibility with leading screen readers like Jaws and Microsoft Narrator ensures that our digital content is navigable and user-friendly.
  • Assistive Technology and More: From text descriptions to refreshable Braille displays, voicemail systems, and color contrast optimizations for color-blind accessibility, we employ a wide range of technologies and methods to make our content accessible.

  • Braille Material Specifications: Our Braille materials adhere to standard specifications, using 11 x 11-1/2 inch Braille paper. While line lengths can vary, a typical Braille line has 40 cells, with 25 lines on each page.

  • Transcription Ratio: On average, one English source page (around 300 words) translates to three Braille pages. This can vary depending on the source document’s complexity.We have several proposals we could also use here.

Contact us to learn more about how we’ve helped businesses achieve their goals through effective accessibility! 

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