In competition with more than 400 international policies and practices, the Danish RoboBraille service was awarded for its innovative contributions to support inclusion in mainstream education. The award was presented at the annual Zero Project Conference, which is being held in Vienna on February 10-12, 2016.
Austrian RoboBraille partner Klaus Höckner of the Hilfsgemeinschaft der Blinden und Sehschwachen Österreichs received the award on behalf of the service. Speaking at the awards ceremony, Klaus Höckner said: ”RoboBraille makes educational material available in alternate formats whenever and wherever it is needed, thereby paving the way for a barrier-free education for all.”
RoboBraille is an automated service capable of concerting documents into a variety of alternate formats including audio books, digital large-print, Braille and e-books. The service can also be used to convert inaccessible documents into more accessible formats. RoboBraille is free to individual users and available to universities and other institutional users for a small subscription fee.