Information Services

Braille documents

A guide for dealing with requests for documents in Braille.

Over the years the number of users of Braille has decreased as technology has developed, resulting in the creation of screen readers which will read any text on a computer screen and identify the nature of the page components. However, there are still a number of visually impaired users who only use or prefer to use Braille.

As the process for converting a document into Braille is fairly complex, the University no longer offers this in-house, but outsources all requests for Braille documents. If you receive a request for a Braille document contact the Information Services Disability Information Officer who will be able to assist you (contact details are given below).


Viki Galt

Disability Information Officer

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Contact details



Argyle House
Floor F West
3 Lady Lawson Street

Post Code

BSL users can contact me via contactSCOTLAND-BSL, the on-line British Sign Language interpreting service. Find out more on the contactSCOTLAND website.

Request an alternative format

To request this document in an alternative format, such as large print or on coloured paper, please contact Viki Galt, the Disability Information Officer.