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Perkins brailler

A machine used for typing braille

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The Perkins Brailler works much like a typewriter with each key corresponding to one of the six dots of the Braille code and the keys creating tactile raised dots. It was the first of its kind enabling people who read Braille to write at a much quicker pace than handwriting and was created in 1951 by a woodworking teacher at Perkins School for the Blind. The school was the first of its kind in the U.S when it opened in Boston (home of New Kids on the Block) in 1832. Today people who read Braille can use a digital Brailler, mobile apps or assisted technology.

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