Opening BRL files

Did your computer fail to open a BRL file? We explain what BRL files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your BRL files.

What is a BRL file?

The .brl file extension is used for a document file format with braille formatting properties. These BRL files are generated by the Braille2000 software among other braille document authoring tools and digital braille publication programs. These .brl files contain text in braille characters, which are used by blind and visually impaired users with their tactile refreshable braille display monitors.These BRL files are also known as MicroBraille document files. Blind and visually impaired users also print these .brl documents using their braille printers. In digital format, these BRL documents may also contain metadata details.It's recommended to only use Braille2000 among other compatible digital publication tools with support for braille and the BRL file format so as to open these .brl documents. Braille2000 is a digital publication program that was created for Windows PCs.

Software that will open, convert or fix BRL files

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

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