New printer to improve braille communications

Deafblind UK have installed a new braille embosser printer at its head office in Peterborough, allowing the expansion of in-house braille communications. The acquisition was made available by the kind support of The Green Hall Foundation and Lions Clubs.

The first braille communications produced on the new printer will be available in the coming weeks, providing readers of braille with topical communication and literature from Deafblind UK.

Previously Deafblind UK were using a 20-year-old obsolete machine, that couldn’t translate into Universal English Braille (a newer version of braille) and used some words that are no longer recognised.

The new printer, an Index Everest-D V5 Embosser, is a cut sheet-fed braille embosser that can produce 400 A4 pages per hour. Excitingly it is also able to emboss high resolution tactile graphics, which allows pictures, maps and diagrams to be included in braille documents.

Deafblind UK are extremely grateful for the support given by The Green Hall Foundation, Peterborough Lions Club and Douglas Valley Lions Club, without whom this purchase would not have been possible.

Marketing Manager Naomi Dainty said “Our braille communications are a lifeline to many of our members, and now we have new equipment we are able to reach them and many more in the future”.