Brailler Repair Workshops

Perkins Solutions offers the following brailler repair workshops:

Basic Maintenance and Repair

July 17 - 21, 2017
The Basic Maintenance & Repair Workshop introduces brailler users and potential brailler repair specialists to the Perkins Braillers. The basic workshop focuses on inspecting a brailler, cleaning and lubrication; understanding spare parts, how to use the service manual, and how to perform basic troubleshooting and maintenance on a Perkins Brailler.

  • Introduction to Braillers
  • Identification of Parts Numbers & Spare Parts
  • Utilizing the Service Manual
  • Cleaning and Lubrication
  • Inspecting a Brailler
  • Basic Maintenance
  • Minor Repairs
  • Troubleshooting

Register for Basic workshop

Advanced Repair and Troubleshooting

July 24 - 28, 2017
The Advanced Repair and Troubleshooting workshop builds upon the Basic Maintenance and Repair Workshop and develops competency in dismantling, troubleshooting, and repairing of Perkins Braillers.

  • Advanced Troubleshooting Skills
  • Disassembling and Assembling a Brailler
  • Major Repairs and Brailler Assembly
  • Maintenance Records

Prerequisite: Basic Brailler Maintenance and Repair Workshop

Register for Advanced workshop


Please contact Peter Avery, Technical Support, for more information on upcoming Brailler Repair Workshops at 617-972-7313 or email Peter.Avery@Perkins.org.

Interesting facts about the Perkins Brailler® Repair Center.

  • The repair center is also used for teaching brailler repair classes to people from all over the world.
  • There is a board in the repair center with interesting items that have been retrieved from Perkins Braillers┬«. Among the items are: plastic animals, a mirror, money, and a rope.
  • The three worst braillers ever sent for repair were a brailler that had been rolled between a train and a cement platform, used as a chuck for the wheel of a truck on an incline, and a brailler that had been shot with a 357 magnum 3 times. The train and truck braillers needed to be replaced, but the one with the gun shots was repaired and sent back to the owner.