WATERTOWN (CBS) – Perkins School For The Blind is changing with the times by unveiling a new name and braille technology.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports
The school announced Monday they will now go by the name “Perkins” as an example of a streamlined approach toward reaching 600,000 people in 67 countries.
The school also unveiled a new “smart brailler” machine which allows people with sight to see what is being read or typed in braille in real-time. This allows people who cannot read braille to understand what is being communicated.
Perkins says the smart brailler machine will change the way blind children are taught, especially in public school settings.
The braille machine is available in eight languages.