Direct Braille Slate


Accession Number: 2004.84.1-3

Description: Smooth plastic board with two removable plastic slates, one for jumbo braille and one for standard braille; slates have hinges on left side and raised dots on back plates for upward writing; slates slide along a groove on left side of board; includes stylus with plastic removable handle and steel writing tip, hollow at both ends, to accommodate writing of jumbo or standard dots; jumbo slate has 4 lines of 19 cells; standard slate has 1 line of 3 cells and 6 lines of 29 cells; both have pins in top; board has hinged clip at top; all pieces made of an ivory-colored plastic. Original print instructions sheet included. .1 - board .2 - stylus .3 - instructions

Height: 11.25

Width: 9.5

Date Made: [after 1990]

Maker: Hawk, Lawrence S., inventor

Place of Origin: Oak Ridge, TN

Credit Line: Gift of Judy Wilkins, 2004.84

Subjects: Braille Instructional aids, tools, and supplies Slates Tactile writing

Dimension Notes: 2 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. slates

Made: Matrix Tool and Mold Company

Material: Plastic, steel

Updated: 10/22/2018