In weeks two and three, students were given demonstrations of the braillewriter
and slate and stylus.
A six-key machine, called a braillewriter
, can be used to write in braille.
In the biography of Helen Keller, for example, one chapter has definition boxes for Emanuel Swendenborg and the Braillewriter
Chicago), updates tradition while retaining the attributes that make the Perkins Brailler the most commonly used braillewriter
in the world.
Kay enjoyed using the braillewriter
, and could use it to type 11 letters of the alphabet.
The Hadley School created a computer-simulated braillewriter
that enables professionals working with blind people to learn to read and write Braille, creating a ripple effect--teaching these teachers touches the lives of blind and visually-impaired students nationwide and beyond.
We focused on activities such as scribbling on the braillewriter
together, tracking a line of braille, sorting strips of "lines" and "broken lines," and reading braille and tactile books together.
T-tests were conducted to determine if statistical differences existed between the number of errors on the transcriptions of participants who prepared their transcriptions with braille translation software and those who prepared their transcriptions with a Perkins braillewriter
Each word was written in contracted braille on a 5 x 7-inch note card using a Perkins braillewriter
This setup often required creative use of desk space in order to accommodate his braille textbooks and braillewriter
The areas of teaching a child the use of a braillewriter
, 16% (4 out of 25); the slate and stylus, 8% (2 out of 25) ; and teaching a literacy lesson to a student with low vision, 30.
In contrast with the areas of lowest confidence, the participants responded to the following competencies as areas of perceived strength: collaborating on multidisciplinary teams, using data on students to tailor their instruction, teaching students in individual or group settings, using closed-circuit television technology in instruction, and using a standard braillewriter