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Braille Printer

Braille printers are revolutionary pieces of technology that allow texts to be translated into Braille.

Braille printers were revolutionary pieces of technology that allowed texts to be translated into Braille.

Braille is a tactile reading and writing system used by the blind and the vision impaired. It was invented in 1824 by Louis Braille, a french man who had gone blind in childhood due to an accident. Braille characters are small rectangular blocks called 'cells' that contain tiny palpable bumps called 'raised dots.' The number and arrangement of these dots distinguish one character from another. 

Similar to machines which turn print into speech, braille printers provide blind people with more independence and the freedom to read a wide array of text. Using braille translation software, texts can be translated and then printed using special embossing techniques. This is a very quick and cost effective way to mass-produce braille texts and widen the range of reading material for the blind.