TactileView Design Software


With TactileView software, you can easily create tactile graphics for people who can not see. Blind people can read the graphics by touch and interpret the tactile material. Easy to use tools are available for the design and production of tactile pictures, diagrams and maps.

What can TactileView do?

  • Easy-to-use tactile graphics editor in many languages
  • Fully accessible with the mouse, keyboard or screen reader
  • Wide range of supported braille embossers
  • Create designs for printing on swell paper or on our TactiPad drawing board with the Thinkable motorised drawing arm (MDA).
  • Many drawing tools and image processing filters available for easy editing
  • Extensive user manual available (online or pdf download)
  • Thousands of ready-to-use designs can be downloaded from the TactileView catalog
  • Importing images from a wide range of file formats and sources
  • Math module creates graphs of any equation
  • Produces tactile maps of any area on your desired scale with the RouteTactile map maker


TactileView is the perfect software when it comes to tactile graphics, while Duxbury Braille Translator (DBT) is widely used as a tool to create perfect braille translations. By combining TactileView with DBT, you can create documents that contain both tactile graphics and braille texts!


User manual as well as tutorials on the TactileView manual page


One-time purchase, unlimited use


Registration key via email

Supported embossers

Index (V2, V3 and V4), ViewPlus (all models), Enabling (all models), Elotype, Puma, Gemini, Mountbatten Brailler

System requirements)

Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 or 10; for Mac OS X, a Windows emulator is required

Available languages

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

File formats

TactileView files (.bpx); import .txt, .svg, .jpg, .png, .bmp, .tiff or .gif

Internet requirements

TactileView can be used offline, but specific functions (e.g. map maker, designs catalog) require internet access

Software security

A registration key is valid for software registration on one computer only