OBR (Optical Braille Recogntion)

Read Braille with a standard A4 scanner

OBR – Optical Braille Recognition – is a Windows software package that allows you to “read” single and double sided Braille documents with a standard A4 scanner – or large documents with an A3 scanner. The retrieved information is presented as text that can be used in all types of Windows applications.

The Braille information in a small letter or a complete Braille Book can be retrieved into computer form in the same easy way, even if you do not read Braille at all.

The recognition from a good quality Braille document is excellent. But even when scanning an old worn-out Braille document, the fault frequency is surprisingly low. Using standard Windows functions, your Braille handling system will be complete and effective.

Everyone who works with blind people and does not read Braille will benefit from using the OBR. For example: teachers who do not read Braille, public organisations communicating with Blind individuals and Computerised Braille Libraries.

Working with OBR

The scanning process is quick and simple. With just a few commands and in less than thirty seconds, you can receive the text representation of the Braille page, both sides in one scan!

OBR screenshots

Click to see how the OBR looks when run.

Technical data

Get the information about the system requirements, recognition parameters, and see the list of supported scanners and embossers.

Upgrading to newer versions

We recently released a new OBR version 3.7, with a new range of supported scanners. The registered users of previous OBR versions can get the upgrade for free.


Description Item No. Price
OBR (Standard version for A4 scanners) SWOBR £850.00
OBR (Extended version for A3 scanners) SWOBR/A3 Please call
OBR Extension Pack – adds A3 functionality to Standard OBR SWOBR/EXT Please call