||Gift of Southern Tier Braille Transcribers, Inc., 1998.21
||IBM Braille (Model D) electric typewriter; brown and black aluminum case with a dark charcoal plastic keyboard; black aluminum carriage with gray roller knobs; gray vinyl dust cover; qwerty keyboard with a braille typeface; instruction booklets are included in both print and braille; black rubber power cord.
||H-9.25 W-18.75 D-16.875 inches
||9.25 x 18.75 x 16.8 in.
||Aluminum, plastic, steel, rubber
|Place of Origin
||In 1968, the IBM Braille (Model D) Typewriter became the first powered Braille writing machine available for individual use. Its keyboard was almost identical to that of a standard typewriter. Grade 1 braille is typed in lowercase. Both lower and uppercase characters are used for grade 2. The contractions for Grade 2 occupy the uppercase positions.
||Aids for the blind and visually handicapped.
Instructional aids, tools, and supplies.
||IBM Model D Braille Electric Typewriter