Sightless Construction

When complete, build instructions and schematics for construction of Braille-It labelers will be released as open-source materials.  In the meantime, I’ll post occasional samples/previews to the Sightless Construction page.

The Embossing-Pin Shaping Instructions detail the procedure by which blind individuals can form spring-loaded pins used in the Braille-It labeler (vinyl tape model) to emboss raised dots onto labeling tape. The page includes detailed text describing the shaping process, as well as a series of accompanying photos. Learning the procedure requires the assistance of a sighted companion — a “guide-human”, if you will.  Once learned, the process can be carried out independently.