[Athen] New Perkins Smart Brailler

Sean J Keegan skeegan at stanford.edu
Wed Jul 18 10:30:14 PDT 2012

It seems that Perkins has been busy developing a new Braille device for
today's digital world. It's definitely a far cry from what has been
available in the past. More information can be found at:


(long URL:

The new Smart Brailler looks like a traditional Perkins Brailler, but is
red and appears to have plastic pieces. Just above the keys there is a
panel with a speaker on the left side, an LCD screen showing what was
typed, and buttons in a four-way compass configuration
(up/down/left/right). Click on the "Show Press Release" link to read
more about the new Smart Brailler.

No word if it can also act as a boat anchor like the original models...

Take care,

Sean Keegan
Associate Director, Assistive Technology
Office of Accessible Education - Stanford University

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