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The following is a list of people who repair Perkins Braille Writers. This list is provided as a public service. No endorsement is suggested or implied as regard to quality of service received.

Alan Ackley

Ackley Appliance Service
4301 Park Avenue #540
Des Moines, IA 50321

All Star Repair

3464 Minnehaha Avenue South,
Minneapolis, MN 55406. Call
(612) 724-4302

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.

Atlanta Brailler Repair and Service
Frank Levine
3830 South Cobb Drive
Suite 125
Smyrna, Georgia 30080

Phone 770-432-7280
Fax 770-432-5457

The Braillery

5 Cumberland Circle
El Paso, TX 79903
(915) 565-0179

Provide complete brailler repair service as well as selling reconditioned braillewriters.

Braillewriter Cleaning and Repair Service

2714 Ruberg Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45211
Phone: (513)481-7662

Clark Brailler Repair Service

"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."

Clark Brailler Repair Service
Mary Jane Clark
P.O. Box 1271
Rangeley, Maine 04970
Phone: 617-699-5045

Dot's Right Brailler Repair

Francis Daniels
(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 $35.00. 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.

Garcia Brailler Repair

2309 Ginger Lane
Charlotte, NC 28213

Rates: $35 for any problem plus parts
2 years experience

Wayne Harris

Harris Enterprises
1112 Harrison Ln
Hurst, Tx 76053
Ph 817-268-6803

25 years experience repairing braillewriters.

Karen Kleinschmidt 

6800 Ruhland Dr.
Frederick, Maryland 21701

Kansas Braille Transcription Institute, Inc.

1200 E. Waterman
Wichita, KS 67211
Phone: (316) 265-9692
Fax: (316) 265-0184

Leonard Kokel - Certified Brailler Repair

340 Radar Road
Coos Bay, OR  97420
Phone: 541-888-0846
cell: 541-297-1787

Tim Lehmann - Braille Writer Repair

901 South National
Missouri State University
Hill Hall 401
Springfield, Missouri 65897

Cost starts at $40.00 per Braille writer (excluding parts, which are at cost). Braille writers, along with a brief explanation of the problem should be mailed to address above.

Maxi Aids & Appliances for Independent Living

42 Executive Blvd.
P.O. Box 3209
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Phone: 800-522-6294, FAX 516-752-0689

Prose-Cons Braille

P.O. Box 2500
14th and Pioneer Boulevards
Lincoln, Nebraska 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.

The Selective Doctor, Inc.

PO Box 571
Manchester, Maryland 21102
Phone: 410-668-1143

"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 5000 Perkins Braillers in 42 states and am presently repairing braillers for 7 state blind schools. We have also repaired braillers from Guam, Puerto Rico and England.

Our normal turn around 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.)

Jerry Sparks

Specialized Electronics
1004 Drexel Drive
Homewood, Al. 35209
Phone: 1-205-862-1866
Fax: 1-205-942-1552

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.

State of California Department of Corrections Brailler Repair

Volunteers of Vacaville
PO 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 $25.00 fee associated with the initial inspection and general maintenance of the equipment. Then, the customer is responsible for the actual cost plus 10% for any parts.

Treps Brailler Service

Cleaning, Adjusting, Repair

Bill Treptow
15440 Toll Road,
Reno NV 89521
Phone 775-224-0680

Chuck Whitehead

12388 Marmont Place
Moreno Valley, CA 92557
(909) 242-3750

Repair the Perkins Standard and Jumbo braille machines, full year warranty, parts are furnished at cost, week turn-around-earlier if an emergency.

Mr. John Wilen

805 North Polk
Papillion, NE 68046-4338
(hm) 402/597-3110
(wk) 402/291-2362