[nfb-talk] New Brailler

Jeanette Fortin jeanette at fortin-home.com
Sat Mar 26 23:53:33 CDT 2011


this brailler is amazing, i really thought it was worth the money he is 
going to ask for it, jeanette
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joshua Lester" <jlester8462 at students.pccua.edu>
To: "NFB Talk Mailing List" <nfb-talk at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2011 8:25 PM
Subject: Re: [nfb-talk] New Brailler


> Brian, the reason this Brailler costs so much, is because there's a
> computer built into it. You can put your work in Braille, on regular
> Braille paper, and it will save the same work in it's computer
> program. The Brailler can then be plugged up to a computer, and you
> can print off the work for your instructor. This will replace the need
> for a Braille embosser, and you can print your work out. You get hard
> copy Braille, and print for the instructor. It's a win-win. BTW, a few
> years ago, the DSB was charged $5000 for my first Perkins. What's up
> with that? And also, I heard on the other list, (NABS,) that the
> plastic ones break easily.
> Blessings, Joshua
>
> On 3/26/11, Brian Miller <brian-r-miller at uiowa.edu> wrote:
>> Whatever happened to that brailler made by the engineering  students at
>> Johns Hopkins University that weighed a pound, was made of composite
>> plastics, and cost around $20?  That's where we should be with 
>> braillers...
>> Paying $600-$2000 for a braille writer is tantamount to criminal gouging.
>>
>> I work in developing countries where it would mean the world to be able 
>> to
>> buy a brailler for less than $50, and one that wouldn't corrode in humid
>> weather.
>>
>> Brian Miller
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: nfb-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfb-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
>> Behalf Of David Andrews
>> Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2011 6:14 PM
>> To: NFB Talk Mailing List
>> Subject: Re: [nfb-talk] New Brailler
>>
>> No, it is not yet available, and at the CSUN Conference he said he 
>> expected
>> it to be in the $2000 range.
>>
>> Dave
>>
>> At 04:05 PM 3/24/2011, you wrote:
>>>Hi, it's Joshua Lester. I've been asking about this on the Arkansas
>>>list, and the NABS list, but I'm not getting any answers. Does anyone
>>>know if David Pillischer's Brailler is now available? Please let me
>>>know. Also, how much will he charge? I heard him say at convention,
>>>that he was hoping to charge only $1500 for it.
>>>Thanks for responding.
>>>\Blessings, Joshua
>>
>>
>>
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