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


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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.

Meet the Team

All trainings are run by Perkins Certified Training Staff, all of whom are fully certified technicians with a combined 65 years of experience in brailler repair.

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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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