One-Handed Braille Production
There are a number of options for producing braille when having the use of one hand only:
- A set of extension keys can be obtained for the Perkins Brailler that allows the operator to reach the keys that are required using one hand.
- The Mountbatten Braille Writer can be modified for a person with the use of one hand, either for a right-handed user or a left-handed user. Contact Quantum RLV.
- The BrailleNote and other braille note-takers can be used in one-handed mode. Entry of braille is fairly slow, but speed develops with practise.
- One-handed use of a laptop or tablet can be achieved by using an adapted QWERTY keyboard or other input technique; braille can be read via a connected stand-alone braille display (e.g. Brailliant) or braille notetaker (e.g. BrailleNote), or by printing from the laptop to a braille embosser for hard-copy braille.
A technology assessment is recommended to determine the best task-specific options for the individual.
For more information, please see The Tactual Learner page.