Braillewriter Repair Resource List

Alabama

Jerry Sparks
Specialized Electronics
1004 Drexel Drive
Homewood, AL 35209
E-mail: wb4owc@bellsouth.net
Phone: 205-862-1866
Fax: 205-942-1552
I am the Telesensory Repair Center for Alabama and Mississippi. I repair Perkins manual and electric Brailler's. I repair other brands of Brailler's, Lavender, etc., to the extent of parts availability. I repair VersaBraille systems to the extent of parts availability. 

Arizona

Foundation for the Blind, Media Center
1235 E. Harmot 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.

Dot's Right Brailler Repair
Francis Daniels
Phone: 323-254-9213
For a basic cleaning, lubricating, making sure the dot height is acceptable, deglazing the rubber roller, I charge $20.00. All work is guaranteed for one year. If I need to replace parts, I charge for the part. No repair costs go over $35. I have been working with Braillers since 1980, and can repair regular, uni-Braillers, and jumbo Braillers (large cell). I can work on the mechanical parts of electric Braillers, but I cannot work on the electronics. I have worked also on Atkinson Braillers, Lavender Braillers, and most versions of the Hall.

State of California Department of Corrections
Brailler Repair Volunteers of Vacaville
P. O. Box 670 Vacaville, CA 95696
Call Officer Grossjan at: 707-449-6500, ext. 2044, or 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 $25 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
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

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

Maine

Clark Brailler Repair Service
Mary Jane Clark
P. O. Box 1271
Rangeley, ME 04970
Phone: 617-699-5045
E-mail: clarkbrailler@hughes.net
Web: www.selectivedoctor.com
I am a certified Perkins Braille Writer repair technician. I was employed by Howe Press as a Perkins Braille Writer assembler and repair technician and as an international Braille Writer repair trainer. I have been a teacher of the visually impaired for over 25 years and understand the importance of having a machine that works.

Maryland

The Selective Doctor, Inc.
P. O. Box 28432
Baltimore, MD 21234
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. We have also repaired Braillers from Guam, Puerto Rico, and England. Our normal turnaround time is less than 4 days. We charge a flat rate for labor, plus parts and shipping insurance. (Please call our office for any additional information.)

Minnesota

All Star Brailler Repair
947 Delaware Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55118
Phone:  651-343-2505
E-mail: alanstomba@aol.com
Web: www.braillerrepair.com
They have been repairing Braillers from the same location for 5 years, working for state agencies, private foundations, and schools as well as individuals. They have a large parts inventory and complete service literature. Mr. Alan Stombaugh, owner of All Star Repair, claims that their turnaround time is three working days at a cost of $38 plus parts when shipping is Free Matter.

Missouri

Tim Lehmann
Braille Writer Repair
901 South National
Missouri State University
Hill Hall 401
Springfield, MO 65897
Cost starts at $40.00 per Braillewriter, excluding parts, which are at cost. Braillewriters, along with a brief explanation of the problem should be mailed to address above.

Nebraska

John Wilen
805 North Polk
Papillion, NE 68046-4338
Home Phone: 402-597-3110
Work Phone: 402-291-2362

Prose-Cons Braille
P. O. Box 2500
14th and Pioneer Boulevards
Lincoln, NE 68542-2500
Phone: 402-471-3161
The cost to clean and oil a Brailler is $17.50. Braillers can be mailed Free Matter; please contact for further repair information and requirements.

New Jersey

The Brailler Depot, LLC
Knick Johnson
Phone: 973-272-7667
E-mail: info@braillerdepot.com
Web: www.braillerdepot.com

New York

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

North Carolina

Garcia Brailler Repair
2309 Ginger Lane
Charlotte, NC 28213
Phone: 980-322-8960
E-mail: agt000@gmail.com
Rates: $35 for any problem plus parts; 2 years experience.

Ohio

Braillewriter Cleaning and Repair Service
2714 Ruberg Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45211
Phone: 513-481-7662

Texas

The Braillery
5 Cumberland Circle
El Paso, TX 79903
Phone: 915-565-0179
E-mail: repair@thebraillery.com
Web: www.thebraillery.com
Provides complete Brailler repair service as well as selling reconditioned Braillewriters.

Wayne Harris
Harris Enterprises
1112 Harrison Lane
Hurst, TX 76053
Phone: 817-268-6803
E-mail: wb5tcd@charter.net
25 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