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Not creative enough...if paper for Braille runs 4x cost of normal book.... | 310 comments | Create New Account
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Not creative enough...if paper for Braille runs 4x cost of normal book....
Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, June 30 2013 @ 12:59 AM EDT
Yes, the market is limited... But the market for large print is growing, as
we get collectively grayer.

i don't think it would be hard for a publisher to agree to let one of these
volunteer braille printers make a nominal royalty payment to print a book
using the electronic source from the publisher. That they don't do this
leads to an underserved market....

Remember, the cost of the paper in a braille book is much higher than in a
regular book, and the original publisher doesn"t have to fool with physical

inventory.

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And if you went with a different format?
Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, June 30 2013 @ 01:40 PM EDT

Such as plain digital text and text-to-speech software? Printed hard-copy versions in today's technological world aren't the only option.

Perhaps the high cost of braille paper is because it's rarely used compared with other papers. I wonder what the cost would be if it was more common. The law of supply and demand and all that.

Of course, none of this detracts from the aspect that:

    The main publishers chose not to provide such an impaired vision format!
One certainly can't claim - after all - that a plain text digital version is expensive to produce copies from in the long term.

I'll grant there may have been a reasonable excuse when hard-copy printed versions were the only option. But that hasn't been the only option for a couple decades now.

RAS

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