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Duxbury Braille Translator Adds Enhanced Math Support

New version streamlines braille math translation from Microsoft Word documents created with MathType

WESTFORD, Mass. and LONG BEACH, Calif. — June 23, 2008 — Duxbury Systems, Inc. and Design Science, Inc. today announced the availability of Duxbury Braille Translator™ (DBT) version 10.7 with support for direct import of Microsoft Word documents containing mathematical equations created with MathType™. This improvement will allow users to author math with MathType in MS Word and then translate those materials to braille via DBT for Windows.

The creation of brailled math materials has historically been a very slow and complex process, but has been made easier in recent years thanks to automated tools like DBT. Access to brailled math materials is a critical factor for blind students and professionals in the science and engineering fields. DBT WIN 10.7 will significantly improve the speed and ease of math braille creation.

"This is huge! Through an intensive collaboration with Design Science, users of MathType versions 5 and 6, with Microsoft Word can now author their math and translate to braille using DBT WIN," said Neal Kuniansky, Director of Marketing & Sales at Duxbury Systems. "This will work with all braille math codes supported by DBT WIN. We are very proud to help make math braille available to an even wider number of DBT WIN users."

"We're thrilled to see companies like Duxbury make braille math creation easier for the end user. Since so many authors of math content are using MathType to write math materials these days, making it easy to translate these resources will be a great boon to students and professionals who need brailled math," said Steve Noble, Director of Accessibility Policy for Design Science.

To learn more about DBT 10.7, see For information on obtaining MathType, see

About Duxbury Systems, Inc.

Duxbury Systems leads the world in software for braille. The Duxbury Braille Translator (DBT) and MegaDots, are used by virtually all of the world's leading braille publishers. No one supports more languages than Duxbury Systems -- DBT supports grade 1 and grade 2 translation in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Arabic, Malaysian, Swedish, and other languages. Our software can produce contracted and uncontracted braille, mathematics, and technical braille. For more information about Duxbury Systems see

About Design Science

Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Long Beach, California, Design Science develops software used by publishing professionals, educators and scientists, including MathType, Equation Editor in Microsoft Office, WebEQ, MathFlow, and MathPlayer, to communicate on the web and in print. For more information please visit



Neal Kuniansky
Director of Marketing & Sales
+1 (978)-692-3000
Duxbury Systems, Inc
270 Littleton Road, #6
Westford, MA 01886

Bruce Virga
Vice President, Sales
+1 (562) 432-2920
Design Science, Inc.
140 Pine Avenue, 4th Floor
Long Beach, CA 90802
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