[NFB-Braille-Discussion] Braille transcribers and perkins braillers

cindyray at gmail.com cindyray at gmail.com
Tue Dec 17 14:12:27 UTC 2019

You do not have to use a Perkins Brailler or a slate, but you have to use
six key entry, I think, and you can't use any of the formatting options in
the software. Therefore, for instance, you center manually.
Cindy Lou

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Correct me if I am wrong, but when you take the transcriber certification
course, you have to write a 35-page manuscript using a perkins brailler or a
slate. So I am guessing that braille transcribers still use perkins
braillers for some stuff? 
My next question is do you have to be a sighted person in order to be a
braille transcriber? Or can totally blind people also be braille
transcribers for certain material these days and either have their own
transcribing business, or work for a company transcribing materials?


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