Level 1 General Maintenance & Level 2 Minor Repairs Workshop

Woman repairing brailler.
July 29, 2019 - 8:00am to July 31, 2019 - 5:00pm
Howe Press
Grousbeck Center
97 Fifield St
Watertown, MA 02472
United States
175 North Beacon Street
Watertown, MA 02472

Registration is now closed for this workshop. Next workshops with availability are in Summer 2020. Please email Dan.Roy@Perkins.Org to be placed on a wait list. 

The Level 1 General Maintenance & Level 2 Minor Repairs Workshop focuses on inspecting, cleaning and lubricating a brailler; understanding spare parts; learning how to use the service manual; and learning how to perform basic troubleshooting and maintenance on a Perkins Brailler.


  • Introduction of Faculty/Participants
  • Introduction to Braillers
  • Utilizing the Service Manual
  • Identification of Tools, Assemblies and Parts
  • Cleaning and Lubrication
  • Inspecting a Brailler
  • Basic Maintenance
  • Dismantling of Exterior Castings, except Right End Plate and Left End Plate
  • Cleaning of Brailler with Left and Right Plate attached
  • Disassemble and Reassemble Pressure Roller
  • Disassemble and Reassemble Beam
  • Remove Keys, Cam Levers, Spacebar, Links and Backspace assemblies
  • Remove and Reinstall Mainspring
  • Remove and Reinstall Intermediate Gear


$600, includes tuition, necessary course materials, daily breakfast, and daily lunch. Pricing varies if accommodations are included. At registration, you will be asked whether you’d like to include on-campus housing.

On-campus Housing 

On-campus, discounted, dorm-like accommodations can be purchased with each workshop at checkout. Level 1 General Maintenance & Level 2 Minor Repair’s Workshop accommodations include:

  • 3 night stay, non-negotiable
  • Total price of $150
  • Check-in night before workshop (July 28th) at 5:00pm EST
  • Check-out last day of workshop (July 31st) at 8:00am EST

Learn more about why you should attend, what to expect, and frequently asked questions.

Event Date: 
July 29, 2019 - 8:00am to July 31, 2019 - 5:00pm
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