Writing Braille

A brief history of tools used for writing braille begins with the slate and stylus with which one manually punches dots into the paper, moves on to a variety of typewriter-like instruments culminating with the Perkins Brailler in about 1945, and brings us to today’s array of efficient and time saving electronic options.

This part of the website provides an overview of the primary tools for writing braille. All of these methods are still used today in some form.