Braille Scanner 4+

Convert Braille documents

Aaron F Stephenson

    • 2.9 • 13 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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A page of Braille instantly changes to text with Braille Scanner.

Using a combination of computer vision to locate the page and Machine Learning to match Braille to letters, Braille Scanner can show English letters above the Braille. The matched text can be copied for use in other applications, or spoken via Text-To-Speech.

Braille Scanner is an excellent tool to help check the written word when learning to type Braille.
- A teacher can use it to help check work in a classroom situation.
- Proof read an assignment before sending it for marking.
- Transcribe old documents before they become difficult to read.

Of the various types of Braille in use, Braille Scanner currently recognises documents written in Unified English Braille (UEB Grade 1) commonly referred to as uncontracted Braille.

Braille Scanner has been trained to recognise single pages of paper. Signs and other objects with Braille may not be recognised. Help to improve Braille Scanner by using the “Report incorrect Braille” option after scanning the sign or object. The image will be used to expand and refine the Machine Learning model that is used by Braille Scanner.

Feature listing:
- Auto document detection and scan
- Paper page distortion correction
- On device Machine Learning
- Braille conversion using Unified English Braille (UEB Grade 1)
- Text-To-Speech
- Export converted Braille as text
- Export Braille characters
- 17 different app icons

Braille Scanner is available for free - there are no subscriptions or in-app purchase items, and no registration is required. Data stays on the device used, and Braille Scanner has zero analytics data gathering.

If you have any questions, feedback or feature requests I’d love to hear from you. I’m an indie developer working on this app and all feedback is welcome.

What’s New

Version 1.2.0

Thanks for waiting, it's been a while since the last update to Braille Scanner.

- I've made some changes to the Braille table data behind the scenes.
- Changed some capitation and buttons titles.
- The on-screen interface (Not the Braille tables) now includes localisation for Arabic, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmal, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese. If you need a language added, please let me know.

- When using the Tip Jar the spinner would appear and sometimes never clear. This has been fixed.

Ratings and Reviews

2.9 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

dhscratch ,

Great concept, but needs more dev

I absolutely love this… but it’s not yet developed enough for needs.

Any plans for Grade 2?! That would be a game changer.

And it would be great if it didn’t restrict identifiable material to printed page/page boundaries.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your feedback. Yes, more Braille tables are coming in a future update. If you would like any more info or to help test the next version please reach out to me. My email is

Sondra york ,

Good app and good concept

I just heard about this app from a magazine I read called talking book topics from nils, and thought I would give it a try, there are some difficulties in reading braille text yet where it doesn’t like to read the full document and I have some brailled material that I tried it with too. I also figured out it won’t even read text I braille out in perky duck from duxberry systems. It is a neat app though and I think it would be a great classroom tool for those teachers that can’t read braille to help the students with their work but I think think it could still use some more bug fixes in its ability to decider braille text better.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your feedback. That sucks you're having difficulty with the app. I want to help troubleshoot the issue with you, Are you able to reach out to me via email? If so please email me

shayaans ,

Excellent app developer

Everyone should learn from this guy! Writing real Release Notes! Providing context on what’s new so users can choose if they wish to update.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for this feedback. It's comments and feedback like this that motivate me to do more. Thanks, Aaron

App Privacy

The developer, Aaron F Stephenson, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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