Visual Brailler

Last modified
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Description of App

Visual Brailler is the simple braille editor. It’s a braille writer for your iPad, and it has a place in every braille transcriber’s toolbox. Use it for NLS certification exercises or to practice UEB. Show off your mastery of braille!

• 6-dot braille on-screen keyboard
• Support for any and all 6-dot braille codes
• An indefinite number of 40-cell braille lines
• Cut, copy, and paste braille manipulation
• Refreshable braille display input and output
• BRL (unformatted) and BRF (formatted) braille file export



Free or Paid


Apple Watch Support


iOS Version


Device(s) App Was Tested On


Accessibility Comments

Extremely accessible. Make sure to toggle Direct Touch On in your Rotor to type.
The only downside to this app is I wish it read the actual letters and not just weird dashes, but if you don't care that is fine.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.


The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

If you e-mail an attachment it will need to be opened on a BrailleSense or BrailleNote. The reason is because it is either a BRF or a BRL file.

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Submitted by LifepodDebbie on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The description of this app mentioned exporting braille and BRF files. Does anyone know if those files can be exported to a braille embosser? I am very interested and transcribing files directly from my eye device to my braille embosser. I don't know if this is possible yet, but it sure would be nice. I know it is possible to an boss from a notetaker, but I would like to bypass the notetaker altogether and emboss straight from my iPod. Any chance that feature could be included in a future version?

Submitted by TJT 2001 on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

At the 2016 CSUN conference, Index will be announcing how you can print documents directly from your phone with their embossers.

However, this app is not a replacement for DBT just in case you were wondering that. This is a little like mBraille.

Submitted by tunmi13 on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

In reply to by TJT 2001

Yes and like I said, you can't open these files on your iPad, you would have to e-mail to yourself, open up your BrailleSense's or BrailleNote's e-mail and then save the attachment. But if somebody else uses Visual Brailler and send you a BRF or BRAILLE file, you could open it in Visual Brailler to read.

Submitted by Kelsey Nicolay on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Does anyone know whether Visual Brailler only works in both landscape or portrait mode or if it only works in one of these modes? Also, I have the Speeddots screen protector on my ipad. Does it make a difference if I use the screen protector with this app?

Submitted by Kerby on Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Is there a tutorial on how to use this app? I go into the app and all I get is a braille keyboard in landscape mode. Thanks.