Braille Writer Repair

Ackley Appliance Service

4301 Park Ave #540
Des Moines, IA 50321
Phone: (515) 288-3931
Alan Ackley is a factory-trained brailler repairman.  He maintains a complete inventory of factory parts. He is also certified as a braille transcriber by the National Library Service. Prompt turnaround, reasonable charges.  All work guaranteed.

American Printing House for the Blind

1839 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206-0085
1-800-223-1839 (press 5)

Atlanta Brailler Repair

Frank Levine
c/o Vision Rehabilitation Services
3830 South Cobb Dr., Suite 125
Smyrna, GA 30080
(770) 739-4617
Fax: (770) 432-5457

Paul Banner Brailler Repair

518 Edison St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49004
(269) 342-0526 
Repairs Perkins braillers.

The Brailler Depot

Nick Johnson
107 Trimble Ave.
Clifton, NJ 07011
(973) 272-7667
Fax: (973) 272-7667

Brailler Repair Services

Paul Jackanin
44 Powers Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 749-3774 

Burgess Brailler Repair Service

Ed Burgess
4441 Wilson St.
Chino, CA 91710
(909) 464-2577
Charges a flat $40 rate, returns via free matter mail.

Clark Brailler Repair Service

Mary Jane Clark
P.O. Box 1271
Rangeley, ME 04970
Phone: (617) 699-5045
Mary Jane Clark is a certified Perkins Braille Writer repair technician. She was employed by Howe Press as a Perkins Braille Writer assembler and repair technician and as an international Braille Writer repair trainer. She has been a teacher of the visually impaired for over 25 years and understands the importance of having a machine that works.

Perkins Products, Howe Press

175 N. Beacon St.
Watertown, MA 02472
(617) 924-3434
Fax: (617) 926-2027

The Selective Doctor Inc.

Barbara or Joe Staniewski
P.O. Box 571
Manchester, MD 21102
(For UPS Delivery: 3205 Laverne Circle, Hampstead, MD 21074)
Phone: (410) 668-1143
The Selective Doctor can bring your brailler back to life!  Joe Staniewski, Jr., the owner and brailler technician, worked for the IBM Corporation, as a customer engineer servicing computers and IBM typewriters for 19 years before opening up The Selective Doctor, Inc.
Barbara Staniewski runs the administrative and accounting division of the company.  Our main objective is completely satisfied customers.  To achieve this goal we emphasize: communicating with our customers; quality repairs; quick turn-around time; and reasonable prices.  Repairs cost $60 plus parts for a manual Perkins brailler, $70 plus parts for an electric brailler.

Volunteers of Vacaville

P.O. Box 670
Vacaville, CA 95696
Phone: (707) 448-6841 Ext. 2044
Fax: (707) 448-1467
Volunteers of Vacaville has been repairing Perkins Braille Writers since 1965. To ensure that your braille writer is returned to you in optimal working condition, we will fully disassemble, clean, repair, oil, and reassemble each brailler. Your brailler will be put through a quality assurance inspection and shipped to you with an industry leading 180-day warranty on labor and replacement parts! That is a 6-month warranty. The cost to repair your brailler is only $39.99, plus parts (at only cost +10%). This price applies to manual or electric braillers.  Painting service is also available; call for colors and cost, etc.  Turnaround time is usually 3-5 days, not counting shipping time.  Since we are a prison-run organization, our project is subject to unexpected closures due to institutional lockdowns. All work is performed on a first-in first-out basis and will be completed as quickly as possible.

Bob Vandiver Office Supplies

1214 Avenue K
Lubbock, TX 79401
(806) 765-9341
Include a note stating the nature of the problem (e.g., keys sticking, won't hold the line, etc.).  Money order payments only.  Braillers will be shipped back to you via free matter mail.