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braille board, braille pricker
Dimensions: Overall (Board): 218 x 25 x 290mm Overall (Pricker): 21 x 21 x 65mm
Department: Social History
Accession Number: 1988.255
This tablet and stylus were used at the Workshops for the Blind on Sharrow Lane. In 1927 the Sheffield Corporation took over the provision of training, employment and care of people with visual impairments from the Royal Sheffield Institution for the Blind. The existing workshops on West Street were too small, so in 1930 a new technical school and workshops were opened in Sharrow. This helped people to learn basket, brush and mat making, chair caning, round and flat machine knitting and hand weaving. The products were then sold from the old West Street premises.
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