Braillewriter Repair Resource List

Arizona

Foundation for Blind Children, Media Center
1234 E. Northern Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Toll Free: 800-322-4870
Fax: 602-678-5803
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.seeitourway.org

California

State of California Department of Corrections
Brailler Repair Volunteers of Vacaville

P. O. Box 670
Vacaville, CA 95696
Call Officer Sherry Dovichi at: 707-448-6841, ext. 2044
Enclose correspondence with the Perkins Brailler that includes the following information:
Mailing address/telephone billing address, include name and number of accounting contact person and/or person who can be contacted to authorize the costs associated with the repairs, requisition number/purchase order number, type of service requested, name and contact information for individual that will be using the equipment or is familiar with the equipment. There is a $39.99 fee associated with the initial inspection and general maintenance of the equipment. Then, the customer is responsible for the actual cost plus 10 percent parts.

Indiana

Midwest Braillewriter Repair
2733 E. Tracy Court
Columbus, IN 47201
Phone: 317-616-4040
Fax: 812-379-8008
Email: [email protected] 
Specializing in the repair and maintenance of Braillewriters for the blind and visually impaired. Free quotes and warrantied service. Pick-up and return service available. Servicing Perkins and other Braillewriters. Also sell new and used Braillewriters.

Iowa

Alan Ackley
Ackley Appliance Service

4301 Park Avenue #540
Des Moines, IA 50321
Phone: 515-288-3931
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.braillerman.com 
Provides complete repair, updating, and general reconditioning for any Perkins brailler.

Maryland

Chesapeake Brailler Service
787 Forsythe Terrace
Severna Park, MD 21146
Phone: 410-315-9664 (voice only)
Phone: 410-507-2610
Email: [email protected]
Servicing all variations of classic Perkins braillewriters - standar, light touch, large cell and electric. Basic fee is $100 for cleaning and adjustments. Estimates are provided for repairs beyond standard adjustments. All work is guaranteed for 90 days.

Gunpowder River Brailler Services
Kirk Walter
Phone: 239-989-6400
Email: [email protected]
Provides Perkins Braillewriter cleaning and repair mainly for Baltimore City and County, western counties, and northern Eastern Shore. Cleaning includes styluses. Staff is Perkins certified. $100 fee, please email for complete details. Postage is Free Matter For the Blind. Return postage is insured and we recommend that you do the same if you are mailing your machine. All work is warrantied for 90 days.

Minnesota

All Star Brailler Repair
1705 Victoria Road
St. Paul, MN 55118
Phone:  651-343-2505
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.braillerrepair.com
We pride ourselves on prompt, personal service and attention to detail.  State agencies, private foundations, schools and individuals all receive the same professional courtesy and service.  The labor charge is $55.00.  Return shipping is via USPS Priority Free Matter insured mail.  The warranty is one year.

Nebraska

Prose and Cons Braille
P. O. Box 2500
Lincoln, NE 68542
Phone: 402-471-3161, extension 3373
Fax: 402-417-3472
The cost to clean and oil a Brailler is $29.30. Braillers can be mailed Free Matter; please contact for further repair information and requirements. Insurance can be added for an additional cost.

New York

Maxi Aids, Inc.
42 Executive Boulevard
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Toll Free: 800-522-6294
Fax: 516-752-0689
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.maxiaids.com 
Rpairs Perkins Baillers only

North Carolina

Garcia Brailler Repair
6414 Heatherbrook Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28213
Phone: 980-322-8960
Email: [email protected]
Rates: $65 for any problem plus parts; 6 years experience.

Larry Herring's Braillewriter Repair Service of North Carolina
P.O. Box 187
Battleboro, NC 27809
Phone: 252-977-3716
Cell: 252-883-3051

Texas

The Braillery/The Brailler Workshop
5 Cumberland Circle
El Paso, TX 79903
Phone: 915-307-7733
Fax: 915-219-8695
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.thebraillery.com
We offer a flat rate price of $97.50 for the repair of a brailler, which includes parts, labor, one year warranty on the entire maching, and shipping via US FREE MATTER.  Repairs are on the Perkins classic brailler only.

Wayne Harris
Harris Enterprises

1112 Harrison Lane
Hurst, TX 76053
Phone: 817-268-6803
Email: [email protected]
36 years experience repairing Braillewriters.

Washington

Sheldon Support Services, LLC
11624 SE 288th Street
Auburn, WA 98092
Chuck Sheldon, CLS OMA
Phone: 253-486-3540
Email: [email protected]