IBRA Braillewriter

Mechanical Braille Writers

Description: IBRA stood for "Italian Brailler." The Unione Italiana dei Ciechi e degli Ipovedenti (Italian Union of the Blind and Visually Impaired) was founded in 1920 and created its Centro Nazionale Tiflotecnico (National Center for Blind Technology) in 1982. The Center was originally headquartered in Rome but later decentralized to a series of regional centers. The IBRA braillewriter became available at least as early as 1985, manufactured by a small company run by Carlo Rocchi in Monza, Italy, but by 2015 was not being listed in the Union's catalog. About 11,000 machines were produced.

Height: 4.75

Width: 15

Depth: 10.5

Date: 1985