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My Mac Pages

Anne and Archie have written a book on using the Apple Pages application from the iWork suite with VoiceOver. It covers every aspect of creating and editing documents to professional standard. You can find out more here (in a new window).

Education and Services

Visit our Education and Services page.


The Mac displays Braille just as soon as you connect up a refreshable Braille display that is compatible with it, whether USB or Bluetooth. And with the release of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Apple has provided Braille output in 29 languages, with three different flavours of English and two of Spanish. This wide range of languages has been made possible by the inclusion of the Duxbury Braille Translation package in Mac OS X.

Should the Braille translation encodings be unsuitable for your language, please contact Apple Accessibility.

Under Mac OS X Snow Leopard, however, the encoding displayed is American English Braille, which is not very readable for people who speak other languages.
So, to take full advantage of Braille output, download the appropriate CeciMac Braille Tables for your level of Mac OS X!

Installer program to incorporate uncontracted multilingual Braille into Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6): Click here to download (Snow Leopard).
The languages available are: Arabic, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and US Unicode. If you need a language that is not yet provided, please contact us.

The files required to incorporate uncontracted French Braille into Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5): Click here to download (Leopard).
N.B. Other languages are also available for Leopard. Contact braille@cecimac.net for full details.


Resources are available in several languages for users of VoiceOver, of the Mac, of VisioVoice, and of all other kinds of assistive technology. Here is a non-exhaustive list:

CeciMac Home (in French)

E-mail discussion fora

CeciMac Home (in French)

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