How to produce braille like writing with a pen.
This is all you need!
Does any one other than me like to make lists? I come by that quality very honestly. My mother's family are all champion list-makers. In fact, I have an uncle who has a book of lists, and the first page is (you guessed it!) a list of all his lists. True Story.
Lets say you need to make a grocery list, and you are a braille reader and writer. How would you do it? These simple tools, as you see above and below, are all you need. The picture above shows the slate, stylus, and the eraser, as well as the carrying case. Read on for more information about each piece.
This is the slate, back view, and front view.
So how do you make braille with these things?
Open the slate up like this.
Put in the paper.
Close the slate so it snaps together.
Take the stylus in your hand.
Punch the dots in the cell to make the letters and numbers you want to make. Each of the spaces you see is a 6 dot braille cell.
This is what it looks like after you are done with one letter.
Actually, this is what it looks like when you take successive pictures of the letter, and realize it's completely invisible in the picture. Then you color over it with a pencil to help it show up. And in doing that break some of the dots. So it's not a great picture, but I couldn't find a way to make it show up better. If I can figure it out, I will show you. But I promise, you can *feel* it better than you can see it. And that's the point, right?
What letter is that? It's a g. Just in case you were wondering.
Obviously, a list would need a lot more than 1 letter. But those are the tools, and the process. So now you know how to write a note or a list in braille without any expensive technology.
I'm the owner of Family First Braille, the author of this blog, and the editor of Family First Braille Magazine.