Braillewriter Repair Resource List

Arizona

Foundation for Blind Children, Media Center
1235 E. Harmont Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Phone: 602-678-5816
Web: www.seeitourway.org/programs/media-center

California

Chuck Whitehead
12388 Marmont Place
Moreno Valley, CA 92557
Phone: 909-242-3750
E-mail: kwhiteh453@aol.com
Repair the Perkins Standard and Jumbo Braille machines, full-year warranty, parts are furnished at cost, week turnaround, earlier if an emergency.

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.

Georgia

Frank Levine
Atlanta Brailler Repair and Service

c/o Vision Rehabilitation Services
3830 South Cobb Drive, Suite 125
Smyrna, GA 30080
Phone: 770-739-4617
Fax: 770-432-5457
E-mail: www.atlantabrailler@vrsga.org
Web: www.atlantabraillerrepair.com 
Complete braillewriter repair and service.  Quality workmanship with a 1-year workmanship warranty on all repairs.  $50.00 flat rate plus parts, including cleaning, oiling, tuning up, repairing and/or replacing.  Nationwide service and delivery.

Iowa

Alan Ackley
Ackley Appliance Service

4301 Park Avenue #540
Des Moines, IA 50321
Phone: 515-288-3931
E-mail: aackley@braillerman.com
Web: www.braillerman.com 
Provides complete repair, updating, and general reconditioning for any Perkins brailler.

Maryland

The Selective Doctor, Inc.
P. O. Box 571
Manchester, MD 21102
Phone: 410-668-1143
E-mail: braillerrepair@yahoo.com
Web: www.selectivedoctor.com
"Bring your Brailler back to Life." The Selective Doctor, Inc., was established in 1992, two months after I retired from IBM Corporation. Since then we have repaired over 3200 Perkins Braillers in 39 states and am presently repairing Braillers for 7 state blind schools. The cost to repair a manual Perkins Brailler is $60.00 for labor (flat rate), plus parts.  Due to the technical complexity, the cost to repair an electric Perkins Brailler is $70.00 for labor (flat rate), plus parts.  Repair rates are effective as of February 10, 2014.

Minnesota

All Star Brailler Repair
947 Delaware Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55118
Phone:  651-343-2505
E-mail: alstomba@gmail.com
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.

New Jersey

The Brailler Depot, LLC
107 Trimble Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07011
Phone: 973-272-7667
Fax: 973-928-6646
E-mail: info@braillerdepot.com
Web: www.braillerdepot.com  
The cost of repair/cleaning of braillewriter is a flat rate of $90.00 which includes parts.

New York

Maxi Aids, Inc.
42 Executive Boulevard
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Toll Free: 800-522-6294
Fax: 516-752-0689
E-mail: sales@maxiaids.com
Web: www.maxiaids.com 
Rpairs Perkins Baillers only

North Carolina

Garcia Brailler Repair
6414 Heatherbrook Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28213
Phone: 980-322-8960
E-mail: joseagarcia.garcia4@gmail.com
Rates: $60 for any problem plus parts; 4 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
5 Cumberland Circle
El Paso, TX 79903
Phone: 915-565-0179
Fax: 915-566-4451
E-mail: thebraillery@gmail.com
Web: www.thebraillery.com
We offer a flat rate price of $97.50 for the repair of a brailler, which includes parts, labor, warranty, and shipping via US FREE MATTER.  Of course, there are a few exceptions to this policy, but in every case where the repair cost will be higher than the flat rate, we will contact you with a new estimate and not continue work until you authorize the new repair costs.

Wayne Harris
Harris Enterprises

1112 Harrison Lane
Hurst, TX 76053
Phone: 817-268-6803
E-mail: wb5tcd@charter.net
30 years experience repairing Braillewriters.

Washington

Sheldon Support Services, LLC
11624 SE 288th Street
Auburn, WA 98092
Chuck Sheldon, CLS OMA
Phone: 253-486-3540
E-mail: c_sheldon@live.com