Report on Braille Printing


Accession Number: 2005.12.1

Scope & Content: Typewritten report describes the equipment and processes used by overseas producers to manufacture braille materials, tactile maps, and various tangible aids, as well as information about libraries for the blind, in London, Edinburgh, Vienna, Florence, Illzach, Berlin, Hanover, and Leipzig. Gilt-stamped lettering on front cover: "Report on Braille Printing, Bramlette - Bryan - Irwin, 1927."

Creator: Bramlette, E.E. (Edgar E.)

Interview Date: / /

Collection: APH Archives / RG 05: Office of the President

Administrative History: In 1924, the Committee on the Reduction of Cost of Braille Publishing, organized and chaired by Robert B. Irwin, the director of research at the American Foundation for the Blind, approved a recommendation that a subcommittee of "persons skilled in the methods of Braille embossing followed in America" travel to Europe to study and report on overseas braille production, especially interpoint printing. On August 19th, committee members E.E. Bramlette, Superintendent of the American Printing House for the Blind, Frank C. Bryan, Manager of the Howe Memorial Press, and Irwin began their overseas tour of braille producers, with stops in England, Austria, Germany, France and Italy. This report was among records from the office of E.E. Bramlette.

Subjects: Braille Printing Manufacturing processes -- United Kingdom Manufacturing processes -- Europe Tactile graphics Tactile printing history