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A lighter touch

Perkins School hopes compact Braille machine brings renewed interest

A new lighter, more compact version of the Perkins Brailler gets a final bench test. A new lighter, more compact version of the Perkins Brailler gets a final bench test. (Photos by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)
By Dave Copeland
Globe Correspondent / October 3, 2008

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Until now, Kim Charlson has kept a Perkins Brailler in almost every room in her house. The 10-pound, breadbox-size machine acts as a notepad for people like Charlson, 51,who is legally blind. (Full article: 641 words)

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