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About Perkins Braillers
The Perkins Brailler® is the most widely used brailler in the world. More than 300,000 braillers have been sold to over 170 countries. Invented in 1951 by David Abraham, a teacher at Perkins School for the Blind. It has withstood the test of time, owing to its great durability, reliability and ease of use. Read more about the history of the Perkins Brailler and view our brailler FAQ.
The Perkins Brailler has undergone changes over the years with improvements and new functionality. The following is a list of available Perkins braillers:
The SMART Brailler is an upgraded version of the Next Generation brailler and features a video screen and audio feedback which displays and speaks letters and words in real-time as they are being brailled. This makes it easier for people who don't know braille to learn. Also, sighted teachers and parents can see and follow along with what their students and children are brailling.
Learn about the SMART Brailler.
The Next Generation brailler is based on the Standard Brailler so it has the same functionality but is smaller, lighter and sturdier. This makes it easier to carry and use for brailler users. Learn about the Next Generation brailler.
The Standard brailler is the classic version of the brailler that is widely used by brailler users throughout the world.
In addition to those braillers there are also electric braillers that make it possible to braille with increased speed and with less effort. A unimanual brailler is for those who can only use one hand, and a large cell brailler for those who have tactile problems.
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