Repair Training

Choose the Training That's Right for You!

We offer two levels of repair Training based on skill-level:

Level 1 General Maintenance & Level 2 Minor Repair’s Training, our four day training, is designed for beginners who are interested in servicing ~80% of all broken Perkins Braillers. Participants will be eligible to become Perkins Certified for Level 1 and Level 2 Repairs after completion and will be posted on our list of Perkins Certified Repair Technicians. 

Level 3 Major Repair’s Training, our three day training, is designed for more advanced technicians interested in servicing the remaining ~20% of broken Perkins Braillers. Participants will be eligible to become Perkins Certified for Level 3 Repairs after completion and will be posted on our list of Perkins Certified Repair Technicians.

To get on the 2022 Summer waitlist, email jose.pena@perkins.org or dan.roy@perkins.org 

General Workshop Details



What to Expect

  • Hands on Learning: we operate under the assumption that you only learn if you try. A significant amount of time is spent working on breaking down and rebuilding braillers.
  • Adaptable Curriculum: we allow class participants to dictate the speed and content of the class. Once the basic course content is covered, if everyone is more interested in one sub-component, then we like to increase the time spent on that subject.
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Testimonials

"The skills I have gained through attending the repair workshops have allowed me to begin my own repair business in Australia.”

- Chris Papasavva, New South Wales, Australia


"Attending the brailler repair workshop gave me friends on 2 other continents and 10 people from around the US. After returning home we had numerous exchanges through email when people were trying to remember a certain aspect of the workshop or notes we had taken. We supported each other. The camaraderie was invaluable."

- Gina Carr, Illinois, United States


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