Re: 8 dot braille slate

From: Deane Blazie (
Date: Thu Aug 22 1996 - 13:43:09 PDT

John, I think ONCE in Spain makes one. I know they make a lot of plastic
6 dot slates. I am checking with a friend there to see if he knows. I'll
let you know.

On Thu, 22 Aug 1996 wrote:

> Hi John, I have an 8-dot brailler manufactured in Dresden by Erica
> GMBH. It is a bit tricky to keep the paper feeding correctly, but it
> works. I paid 800 DM for it a couple of years ago, about $500. I
> thought it was a decent price.
> As far as I have been able to learn, there is no such thing as a
> braille slate. Erika said they would make one if somebody would pay
> for their tooling costs. I have been trying to contact them to find
> out what a contract for slates would cost. Your note reminds me that
> I should try again.
> Does anybody know the OEM manufacturer of the 6-dot braille slates?
> These companies may also be interested in making an 8-dot slate. If
> somebody knows who they are, I would be glad to give it a try.
> John Gardner

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