APH Press Release
New APH SMART Brailler by Perkins Launches
Revolutionary brailler comes with early braille literacy exercises installed
Louisville, KY. (July 10, 2014) – The APH SMART Brailler by Perkins is now available from the American Printing House for the Blind. The SMART Brailler is a mechanical brailler with a built-in video screen and speaker to provide immediate visual and audio feedback. These features make it particularly valuable to a child or adult who is learning braille. Since the screen shows SimBraille and large print, parents and general education teachers who are not yet expert in braille can see what students are writing.
The APH SMART Brailler was developed by Perkins Products and Product Development Technologies (PDT), Watertown Massachusetts, in partnership with the American Printing House for the Blind. Only the APH version of the brailler includes (at no additional cost), supplementary exercises for APH’s early braille literacy program, Building on Patterns: Kindergarten.
Highlights of features
- 4-inch color screen displays SimBraille and large print
- Speaker provides text-to-speech feedback
- Translation of English braille, uncontracted and contracted
- Headphone jack
- Volume control
- USB port to save and transfer electronic documents via USB flash drive
- Exercises to supplement APH’s Building on Patterns (BOP): Kindergarten curriculum
- Rechargeable battery
For additional details visit: APH SMART Brailler by Perkins
Order before September 30, 2014 to take advantage of the special introductory price.
About the American Printing House for the Blind
APH, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is the world’s largest company devoted solely to researching, developing, and manufacturing products for people who are blind or visually impaired. Founded in 1858, it is the oldest organization of its kind in the United States. Under the 1879 federal Act to Promote the Education of the Blind, APH is the official supplier of educational materials for visually impaired students in the U.S. and outlying areas who are working at less than college level. APH produces textbooks and magazines in braille, large print, recorded, and digital formats. APH also designs and manufactures hundreds of educational, recreational, and daily living products. For more information, visit www.aph.org.