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I use a Perkins Brailler for all my brailling tasks.
A Brailler is a perfect tool for brailling.
I still practice brailling with my slate and stylus.
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You asked what I use to braille my dymo tape labels with. i have several different slates that can be used for braille labeling with a stylus. I PREFER A 17-cell single-line slate for small tasks like book labels or page edges (indexing). i also have a 3x5 card size slate with 6 lines and 18 cells per line. This one is good for recording name, address, phone, etc. it has a easy-to-use pocket that a 3”x5” index card fits into and holds in place as you work. These fit nicely in my fanny pack and take up minimal space. For more demanding jobs I have an insert I use with my Perkins Brailler, or a 4-line 28-cell slate. But you can get pre-made plastic/metal labels for short labels like color names and common foods. Imagination is really your only limitation when labeling.
I use a slate with the dymo tape slots.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Marianne Denning
Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 11:06 AM
Subject: Re: Question completely off topic of group
Bill, do you use a slate and stylus or a Braille labeler. I have not found a good Braille labeler in many years. None that I have tried work well.
Hi, personally I use Dimo tape to braille things around the house. Such as books, appliance key pads, my iPhone (so I know it’s not someone else’s), etc. vut you could also use generic tactiles like puff paint, velcro stickers, or even cellophane tape. For clothes you could try clothes pins, safety pins (various sizes), or napkin rings to keep paired things together. There’s even magnetic braille labeling rolls for canned goods and jars with metal lids. For the low vision there are multi-colored stickers. Even knotting, special folding, and dedicated placement or varying size, shape, and texture containers can keep stuff organized. Maxi-Aids, LS&S, and the S. f. lighthouse for the Blind can all help withis question and product solutions. Hope these suggestions help.
Bill Tessore e
> On Dec 19, 2018, at 7:15 AM, Mario <mrb620@...> wrote:
> I don't think your request is off topic:
> check out the WayAround Tag-and-scan system
> WayAround is a smart phone app that provides on-demand details about
> everyday things. This tag-and-scan system enables the user to easily
> identify objects and also provides extra details, like how something
> works or when it expires. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Darwin
> Belt and Jessica Hipp about the WayAround system and how it works.
> Here is a link to an audio described video explaining how WayAround is
> used in public spaces:
> -------- Original Message --------
> From: Private Email [mailto:bowman@...]
> Sent: Wed, Dec 19, 2018 7:53 AM EST
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Question completely off topic of group
> I am looking for a labeler to use around the house and was wondering if
> anyone had any suggestions of good ones. Not the old fashion one with the
> big circle you twist to punch out on that plastic sticky stuff that does not
> stick. Please contact me off list @ bowman@...
> Much appreciated
Marianne Denning, TVI, MA
Teacher of students who are blind or visually impaired