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Perkins School For The Blind Unveils New Name, Braille Machine

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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.

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The new Perkins logo. (Photo Credit: WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe)

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.

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A demonstration of Perkins new “smart brailler” technology. (Credit: WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe)

The braille machine is available in eight languages.

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