MSAM prints braille typewriter guides for visually impaired students

In an effort to give back to the community in this difficult year, the Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing (MSAM) lab printed braille typewriter guides (also known as Perkins brailler finger guides) for visually impaired students.

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) reached out to MSAM and requested that the braille typewriter guide be printed for their visually impaired students. The design for the braille typewrite guide was pulled from a Boise State university library and sent to MSAM. A quantity of 5 was requested and which were printed at no cost for the WRDSB. The guides were successfully printed using a fused deposition modelling polymer printer and were handed off to the WRDSB.

The guides were well received by the students and the students were kind enough to send a braille ’thank you’ card as a token of their appreciation.

Braille typewriter guide printed at MSAM.

Braille typewriter guide printed at MSAM.

Typewriter guide being used in a braille typewriter.

Typewriter guide being used in a braille typewriter.

Braille ’thank you’ card from WRDSB vision team.

Braille ’thank you’ card from WRDSB vision team.

Braille ’thank you’ card from WRDSB vision team.

Braille ’thank you’ card from WRDSB vision team.