Friday, April 19, 2013

Its Smart.... The Perkins Smart Brailler

Guess what showed up at our house today? A Perkins Smart Brailler.(  It is visiting us for two weeks before we send it on to the next family.  This is part of the the Backpacking Smart Brailler Event that Wonderbaby is having. The brailler is visiting 6 families.  We are family number two and I heard they  still  may be looking for families to take part. (there is some guidelines and rules)  find out more information here :

Abby using the Smart Brailler
The Smart Brailler spent time first with Kovacs family at the blog Thomas Marshall Does it All.

First impressions:  Abby knew what to do right out of the box.  It was very familiar to her being a  Perkins Brailler user for over 2 years.  Abby has a really old Perkins Brailler at home and two other models at school. She hasn't done the audio tour yet and has figured out most the basic operation already.  

Abby says "Its Cool! 

I will right much more later. I haven't even gotten my hands on it. It looks pretty neat. The display & audio  seems helpful to Abby and helpful to me too.  My son Sam is really interesting is giving it a try too.  
Here is a short video of Abby using the Smart Brailler.   I am sorry that you can hear my breathing in parts due to a wonderful spring cold. 
Check back in a few days for more blogs about our adventure with the Smart Brailler...  
Thank you to Wonderbaby for giving us this great opportunity. 


Anna said...

How exciting for you! I signed us up and haven't heard back. I can't wait to read your posts about it. We just had our IEP- actually a service plan since my daughter is a private schooled student. I am hoping we can find some help in getting a brailler into the home. I think it would help our daughter make the connection. Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

april 20th, 2013

Dear Abby and family, I am happy to hear you got a new brailler!
have fun with it!

shayla McCartney

Tomoko said...

This is cool!