The Scottish Braille Press

Staff standing outside the Scottish Braille PressIn 1891 Braille printing began in Edinburgh at the Scottish Braille Press. The Scottish Braille Press was set up by the charity now known as Royal Blind.

Today, the Scottish Braille Press specialises in Braille, large print and audio. Fewer than 1% of the 2 million people who are blind or partially sighted are users of Braille so large print and audio formats are also very important. However, Braille has benefits as it enables users to use spelling and punctuation. Learn more about the benefits of Braille.

To comply with the Equality Act 2010 it is essential that public, private and voluntary sectors provide their documents in alternative formats if requested. The Scottish Braille Press transcribes all types and sizes from payslips to bank accounts and menus.

Find out more about the Scottish Braille Press here.