Rosetta Translation announces launch of Braille translation service

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September 2011 sees the addition of Braille translation to Rosetta Translation’s extensive set of language services.

After a number of incoming requests for Braille in the company’s areas of expertise: legal, financial, technical and medical translation, Rosetta Translation a London- based language services provider decided to fully research and then later integrate Braille translation into their service list. Mid-September sees the official launch of this new service.

Braille, the system of writing and reading for the blind and partially sighted, is a ‘code’ consisting of raised dots which represent letters, punctuation and numbers. Although this system is available in other languages the translation provider is initially only offering Braille translations in English.

“Over 12 million people in the UK have some kind of sight impairment and, as such, many organisations are now required (according to recent legislation) to provide documents in Braille. Not only in the public sector is providing materials in Braille (such as signs, leaflets, information pamphlets etc.) beneficial. For companies in the private sector providing documents or data in a Braille format will not only open further doors in terms of markets and sales, but will also help the company to stand out as being socially aware” says Frosso Skotiniotou, project manager for Braille translations at the translation company.

“We hope that by providing this service to our clients we can help them to establish themselves in these new sectors, but also to help the visually impaired to have access to written material they may not otherwise do. Translating written texts to Braille, as well as providing Braille transcripts for audio files are all part of this service.” She continues.

The launch of the service will complement the existing range of services and the company also aim to add sign language interpreting (in all languages) to their repertoire later in the year.

About Rosetta Translation:

Rosetta Translation Ltd with main offices in London and Shanghai, and international presence in Paris, Luxembourg and New York primarily provides translation and interpreting services in most world languages. The company currently specialises in legal, business, financial and medical translation and interpreting services.


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