Other Braille Equipment

Other Braille Equipment

 

 

Here you will find a range of other Braille devices for both teaching and personal use.

 

 

 

This is a deaf blind communicator.

 

A wooden box with two simulated Braille keyboards.

 

As you press down a dot on one side the opposite dot raises, two people would sit with this between them writing their message.

 

Pic of deaf blind communicator:

 

deaf blind communicator

 

 

 

An egg box.

 

I use this with ping pong balls in it painted black for contrast.

 

A new tactile learner can use this to learn the layout of the Braille cell while developing their tactile skills.

 

Pic of egg box:

 

egg box

 

 

 

A dymo tape Braille gun.

 

This has a print dial so a sighted person can make labels for a Braille user without having to know Braille themselves.

 

Pic of dymo gun:

 

dymo gun

 

 

 

Now we have two key rings.

 

The first has 3 sections that turn independently, each section has 4 sides, on one side there are 2 dots, the opposite side has no dots and the 2 remaining sides having one dot.

 

Turn the sections to make every Braille dot combination.

 

The second has a standard Braille cell with pins that are pushed with a style.

 

You can write anything you like with this up to 6 characters long.

 

Pic of Braille cube keyring:

 

braille cube keyring

 

 

 

Pic of key ring with 6 cells:

 

key ring with 6 cells

 

 

 

Here I have a new offering to the list.

 

It is a selection of connectable blocks, each block has 6 sliding pegs to make a Braille sign.

 

These are large blocks, large enough for a person with poor tactile skills to use and learn the code.

 

Pic of Braille teaching cubes:

 

braille teaching cubes

 

 

 

I do not know what this is called.

 

It is a wooden box, with holes drilled in the base.

 

They are set out in groups of 6, you insert rivets into the holes to make Braille symbols.

 

Pic of wooden box:

 

wooden box

 

 

 

I also have a number of other items.

 

Here we have an Unilock product. This is a box full of tiles with print and Braille on, which lock together to make some words for young learners when trying to spell.

 

Unilock tiles

 

 

 

Now we have 2 upward writing aids.

 

The first is a king pocket upward writer.

 

This is like a traditional hand frame but instead of punching the dots down with a pin type style, you have a style that has a small cup which allows you to push the paper over a raised dot, hard to explain but it does work.

 

The king pocket frame has 4 lines with about 12 cells.

 

Pic of king pocket frame:

 

king pocket frame

 

 

 

The second is a device that has a paper roller so you can write on sheets of paper.

 

This only has one row of about 30 cells with the same method of writing used for the pocket frame.

 

Pic of large king upward writer:

 

large king upward writer

 

 

 

I believe this one, also to be a king writer, however this one is a downward writer.

 

Pic of downward writer:

 

downward writer

 

 

 

Imperial Typewriter. The Good Companion Model T.

 

Made in Leicester, England.

 

A conventional, portable typewriter, perhaps 1950’s. With Braille scale on the carriage.

 

Black body, black keys.

 

Pic of Imperial Typewriter: