Writing Consistent, High Quality Braille and Organizing Your World with
Tactile Labels Has Never Been Easier!
Perkins Braillers are considered by many to be the industry
standard and, in fact, early models of these Braille typewriters for
the blind and visually impaired were the first ever to be produced.
Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe, the first director of Perkins School for the
Blind, believed it wasn't enough for people who are blind to be read to
by others, and he made it his life’s goal to ensure that blind and
visually impaired people throughout the world could read and enjoy books.
Ultimately Howe’s dream became reality when in 1951 David Abraham, a
teacher at Perkins, invented something different than conventional
brailling machines that has come to be known as the Perkins
Brailler.Although it has undergone changes over the years with
improvements and new functionality, the basic design has stood the test
of time because of its great durability, reliability and ease of use.
The Perkins Brailler is the most widely used brailler in
The Standard Perkins Brailler is a classic brailler that is widely
used by brailler users throughout the world. The Perkins Classic
Brailler creates consistent, superior quality Braille and can emboss
25 lines with 42 cells on an 11" x 11-1/2" sheet of paper. This sturdy
metal machine has margin stops and paper locking system.
The Next Generation Perkins 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. This
model is available in Raspberry Red and Midnight Blue.
The Perkins 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.
In addition to the Perkins Braillers referenced above, there are
electric braillers that make it possible to braille faster 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
To protect your Perkins Brailler for travel and when you’re not
using it, you might also consider buying a soft carry case such as the
Perkins Brailler Backpack.
In addition to carrying a full range of Braillers, MaxiAids.com also has
Brailler Accessories and Supplies. Among the available Braille
papers are: Computer Brailling paper, Braille Transcribing Manila
Paper and Braillon Thermoform Paper. We also have a Dymo
Tape Holders and Brailler Erasers for use with your Perkins
Note: Users of Perkins Braillers should also keep in mind that
should any maintenance ever be required on your Perkins Brailling
Machine, MaxiAids Products for Independent Living is an authorized
Perkins Brailler repair center.
Braille Labelers such as Reizen Hand Braillers are handy
for making Braille labels for tactile identification of DVDs,
credit cards, files and other household and office items. They are
compact, fit in your hand and use easy-to-load vinyl tape rolls.
Reizen Braille Labelers with Spanish Dials are also available, as
are Reizen Braille Labeler Replacement Dials in both English and
Another alternative is the Tatratpoint Brailler which allows the
user to braille up to 34 cells per line and 25 lines per page. It also
has special holders that enable the use of Dymo tape for brailling
labels for tactile item identification.
We have Braille Embossers such as the Index Everest-D 2-Sided
Brailler that embosses high quality double-sided Braille on
copy paper, plastic or thin metal. It's ideal for producing magazines in
normal or newspaper format, labels and Braille business cards.
And the Index Basic-D Double Sided Embosser for Tractor Fed Paper
is the best-selling braille embosser in the world. It’s
easy-to-use and easy-to-like, using fan-folded paper to produce
double-sided Braille. Blind and sighted users alike are easily
guided by the multilingual speech feedback function. Basic-D is one of
only a few portable Braille embossers. Its lightweight, compact
design and competitive price makes it truly unique.
The SyncBraille is one of the smallest, lightest and most
affordable portable Braille displays in the world. It's great for
the blind or visually impaired to use as a compact Braille display
with the Voice Sense or Window-Eyes screen reading software.
The Braille Sense Plus is the first Braille notetaker to
offer notetaking and entertainment in one package. All these functions
come in one powerful device: notetaker, word processor, email, web
browser, MP3 player and digital audio recorder. It's a powerful, yet
compact note taker and Braille display for the blind and visually
If you need any assistance, just give us a call at 1-800-522-6294 during
regular business hours. One of our experienced customer care
representatives will be happy to help you choose a Perkins
Brailler or answer any questions you may have about Braillers,
Braille Labelers, Braille Embossers, Braille Displays or any of the
independent living products that MaxiAids carries.