A Perkins brailler, also called a braille writer or a brailler, is a kind of braille typewriter. Paper is inserted into the machine. The raised braille dots that are made in the paper can be read with the fingers.
How Use a Brailler
Identifying the Keys
Refer to the diagram below.
The line key moves the paper down to the next line.
The back space key moves back a space.
The space bar makes a space between words and sentences.
The large curved shape above the keys is the carriage return.
The numbered keys are used to do the brailling.
The numbered keys represent the braille cell.
Imagine the braille cell spread out in a line like this:
Number your fingers. Match your finger numbers to the keyboard numbers and you are ready to braille.
To make the letter a, press key number 1 with finger number 1.
To make the letter b, use fingers 1 and 2 to press keys 1 and 2 at the same time.
To make the letter c, use fingers 1 and 4 to press keys 1 and 4 at the same time.
To braille the word cab, press keys 1 and 4 at the same time for a c, key 1 for the a, and keys 1 and 2 at the same time for the b.
Press the space bar and try another word.