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Braille For Visually Impaired

A new German manufactured Computerized Modern Braille Machine has been brought by Red cross Braille Press at Berhampur.

 
Principal Secretary, Department of Social Security and Empowerment of PWDs, Niten Chandra took lot of interest for the machine and DoSSEPWD has spent about Rs1.18 crore to purchase the machine.
 
This is the only Braille textbooks production house in the state which will enhance the quality and quantity of textbooks used by visually impaired students reading in special schools and general institutions.
 
Initially there were only two manual Braille production machines- Marburg Braille Stereotype Machine from Germany to prepare Braille master data on Aluminium sheets and Heidelberg Platen Press from Germany to produce multiple Braille copies on thick paper.
 
Even though the Braille data produced on Aluminium sheets are accurate and long lasting, it has become very slow data entry speed of one character per second, whereas the paper copies production machine is very fast, which can produce 10,000 Braille pages per hour. These two machines are still in service since 1986.
 
The SSEPD Department has procured this Brailletec PUMA-VII computerized Braille Master Plate making machine which has the data input speed of 16 characters per second.
 
Now the manual plate making machine will be replaced with the Computerized Braille Plate Making machine, then the Braille Press would get substantially more production capability as well as data accuracy.
 
Notably, if the Braille data is prepared on Aluminium plates, it would ensure accuracy, as there is little chance of wear and tear and there is no chance of data crash or any such hazards.
 
At present, the Braille Press at Berhampur has been producing textbooks up to Secondary level, but after getting the new machine it would take up production of textbooks for Higher Secondary level, as well as master pieces of Odia literature in future.
 
The modern machine will be installed in the 2nd week of September with assistance of German Engineers. The machine costs EURO 1,30,745 excluding inland transportation, insurance and IGST etc.
 


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