A very smart little girl came over to my house today. Ava is in first grade and already doing quite well with Braille. She tried out the SMART Brailler and decided that she liked it a lot.
Ava demonstrated the SMART Brailler by trying all the setting she could find and then she did her math homework. She seemed quite at home as she typed away with her headphones on. Her mom and I could still follow along by reading the words on the screen as she typed.
This product really helps bridge the gap between sighted parents and blind children. I think it would make homework a lot less intimidating for parents. Ava's mom Megan remarked that she wished she would have had this when Ava was first learning Braille.
Auditory feedback is so important to kids like Ava and Tommy. If a toy makes noise then it has their attention. Adding an audio element to the Perkins Brailler is just plain SMART!
This is just a teaser! More info and some video tomorrow.