Braille and Tactile Materials

Braille is a system of raised dots arranged in cells. The number and position of the raised dots represents a letter, word, number, or symbol. Braille for reading and writing for Language Arts is referred to as literary braille.

Tactile graphics are a means of conveying non-textual information to people who are blind or visually impaired, and may include tactile representations of pictures, maps, graphs, diagrams, and other images. A person with a visual impairment can feel these raised lines and surfaces in order to obtain the same information that people who are sighted get through looking at pictures or other visual images.

Miami utilizes on campus braille embossers and tactile image creation as well as third party vendors to provide accessible course materials.