[Mm-friends] Fwd: Introducing the NEW Perkins SMART BraillerR

Chase Crispin chase at acbradio.org
Fri Jul 13 00:22:57 GMT 2012

The new Smart Brailler is an actual Perkins brailler, so you braille
directly onto the paper. This new brailler has speech and a visual display
Chase Crispin
Main Menu Executive Producer


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Do you know if this device has the ability to create braille either using a
refreshable braille display or on paper?


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Date: July 12, 2012 12:00:39 PM EDT
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Subject: Introducing the NEW Perkins SMART BraillerR
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 <http://support.perkins.org/site/R?i=lUX1ZAsLElU_7nu-HdxkBA> New Perkins
SMART Brailler

Dear Colleague,

We want you to be the first to hear about our new groundbreaking technology,
poised to forever change the world's understanding of braille education.

Perkins Products is proud to introduce the NEW Perkins SMART BraillerR - the
evolution of the Perkins BraillerR from a low-technology, beloved classic to
a high-technology learning and teaching tool. Its built-in video screen
combined with audio feedback shows and speaks letters and words in real-time
as they are being brailled.

The SMART Brailler, developed by Perkins Products in conjunction with the
American Printing House for the Blind, opens the door to a new, more
intuitive way for individuals, both sighted and blind, to communicate, teach
and learn braille together. Now teachers in a mainstream classroom can see
what their students are brailling. Sighted parents can help their visually
impaired children with homework. And students can discover the fun in their
own braille education. Sighted or blind, we can all share the learning
experience and CONNECT THE DOTS!

How does the SMART Brailler do this? It includes:

*	A video screen for instantaneous audio and visual feedback -
displays SimBraille and print 

*	Text-to-speech from acapela group so the letters, words and
sentences can be read back while brailling 

*	Ability to edit, save and transfer electronic documents via USB 

*	Headphone jack and volume control 

*	Operates as a mechanical brailler for extended use 

*	Rechargeable and removable battery 

In addition, the APH version of the SMART Brailler also includes the APH
Building on Patterns-Kindergarten software - Braille Learning Exercises
which offer easy lessons for anyone who wants to learn braille.

The Perkins Products version of the SMART Brailler, ordered directly from
Perkins Products, does not include Building on Patterns but does include:

*	The option to use other languages besides English 

*	The ability (coming soon) to download braille learning software for
a fee 

There is no other product on the market that makes learning braille this
intuitive and accessible. We invite you to view our
<http://support.perkins.org/site/R?i=jd3tQbKFdId7MSfrgjUyPw> introduction
video by visiting our new website,
www.Smartbrailler.org. And also to watch our short
<http://support.perkins.org/site/R?i=Y0zpHACXRNWRqX4wA_4DDg> video on the
relevance of braille in a high tech world. 

We are planning to begin shipments in September of the Perkins Products
version of the SMART Brailler and we are taking pre-orders now. We hope
you'll join us in spreading the news about this latest way that Perkins
Products is unleashing possibility all around the world. Sign up for emails
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