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AFBAmerican Foundation®
for the Blind

Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss

Braille Writing Devices

Child being taught how to use a braille writer

Braille writing devices run the gamut from old-school slate and stylus approaches to electronic braillers with built-in screen and speaker to provide immediate visual and audio feedback. "Braille printers" are more accurately referred to as "braille embossers"—they render text as tactile braille cells, and therefore require heavyweight paper that won't be punctured by the embossing pins. Braille also requires more pages for the same amount of information that can be printed on regular paper with ink.

Interpoint printers are braille printers that emboss braille on both sides of a page.

The price of a braille printer is generally related to the volume of braille it can produce. Learn more about braille printers, and browse the products listed in our directory.

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