Tactile graphics are images that are designed to be touched rather than looked at. These are images that use raised surfaces so that a visually impaired person can feel them. Tactile Graphics include images, diagrams, maps, graphs and paintings and can be grouped together as accessible images. We at DataNZ have been providing tactile graphics outputs in CorelDRAW format in compliance with the BANA (Braille Authority of North America) guidelines and standards.

Our tactile graphics development team has streamlined the tactile image translation process to produce graphics in the most efficient way. This means, with the right tools, producing images that are inexpensive, quick, and easily customisable. Our team of professionals separate text from an image so that the text can later be replaced by Braille and inserted back onto the image. In order to streamline the text selection process, we also employ machine learning to recognize text so that large groups (possibly hundreds) of images can be translated at a time.


We at Landcare Research are highly impressed with the work of DataNZ. Their quality, turnaround and price are excellent. We gladly endorse their services to anyone.
Greg Comfort, Manager, Manaaki Whenua (Landcare Research) Press, Lincoln.

Your people doing the mark-up do a great job with pretty difficult material

John Laurie, Digital Initiatives Librarian, University of Auckland

Just as in previous years, this is absolutely great – thank you and your team very much! We do spot checks for our statistical purposes as we work with the data you provide, and continue to be delighted by the 100% accuracy of everything checked.

David Fougere, Managing Director, Phoenix Research, Auckland

DataNZ have been very helpful in realising this major new online resource (Web-enabling the Fletcher Index of Māori names) for the Library. The service we received was excellent and we are very happy with their work.

Kathryn Parsons, New Zealand Collection Librarian, University of Waikato Library, Hamilton

The service we’ve received from DataNZ has been first rate and we’d recommend them to anyone undertaking any digitization project, large or small. Their quality, price, and customer service have been excellent in all our dealings with them.

Stefan Boddie, Manager, DL Consulting Ltd., Hamilton

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