Features & Benefits
The Next Generation™ Perkins Brailler® includes functions you asked for – a built-in eraser, a way to read the page easily while writing, a shorter keystroke requiring less force, and margin guides on the front rather than the back panel. It even comes in fun colors, has tactile design elements and is more environmentally-friendly.
Click here for the Video Overview of the Next Generation™ Perkins Brailler® in English
Produced by Preston Productions www.prestonevents.com.
Videography by Dan Small, Photography by Jose Martinez, thanks to Neil Hanna/The Scotsman of Sightsavers, UK
(The video is a 39mb .mov file that will play within a Quicktime player.)
Easier to hold and carry - 25 % Lighter than the Classic Perkins Brailler (Dimensions: 12”L x 10”W x 6”H; 30.5 cm L x 25.4 cm W x 15.2 cm H)
Quieter – Keystroke noise is reduced, plus the end-of-line bell is audible but muted
Gentle Touch Keys – Less force required plus keys are lower and easier to reach
Easy-Erase Button – Push it to erase the entire braille cell
Easy-Grip Handle – The Brailler base is also a handle
Reading Rest – The back panel can be raised to provide a flat surface for reading the page; a raised line on the left side guides the paper into the brailler
Front Panel Margin Guides – Easily accessible; no more reaching around the back
Highly durable - Due to a combination of metal inner frame and parts, and high-impact polycarbonate outer shell
Paper-Feed Knobs - Easier to hold and turn
High contrast colors - Between keys and Brailler body for low vision users
Environmentally friendly – uses recyclable plastic and less oil
Sleek design - With tactile-friendly materials
Cool colors – Raspberry and Midnight Blue
Easy to service for minor repairs – the bottom of the Brailler can be unscrewed to allow access to the inner workings (most repairs should be undertaken by a trained Brailler repair specialist – see the listing of authorized repair specialists).
Fits most common size paper – 28 cells; fits up to 8 ½ inch wide and 14 inch long paper (21.6 cm W X 35.6 cm L)
Inspired by user feedback we have made the following improvements to the Next Generation brailler:
Paper feed mechanism is improved for easier, more stable paper loading
Sturdier carriage button resists breakage
Line spacer made of stronger steel to withstand greater pressure
Mechanical improvements to back spacer to ensure functionality
More robust margin guides for smoother movement
Housing constructed of reformulated, more resilient material
Learn more about these improvements in the following video:
If you are having trouble viewing the embedded video you may also view it on YouTube.
Download an overview sheet of Next Generation features and specifications as an accessible PDF.