How to Put Paper in a Braille Writer

Mechanical Braille writers are also called Braillers.
Mechanical Braille writers are also called Braillers. (Image: using braille writer image by Kalani from

Created in the 1820s, the Braille writing system opened a new world of literacy for visually impaired persons. The late 19th century saw many attempts to bring automated Braille writing to the masses, but many of the machines were uneconomical or weren’t sturdy enough for consumer use, according to the Perkins School for the Blind. In 1892, the superintendent of the Illinois School for the Blind invented the first automated Braille writing machine to gain wide acceptance. However, the Perkins Brailler, created in 1951, is one of the most commonly used braille machines.

Turn the paper feed knobs on both sides of the machine away from you until they cannot turn any farther.

Pull the paper release mechanism toward you. Slide the paper horizontally over the paper support bar and stripper plate located underneath the grooved roller.

Slide the paper to the left until it stops. Push the paper release back toward you to secure the paper.

Roll the paper feed knobs toward you until the paper stops. Press the line spacer one time to set the paper.

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