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Celebrating braille and keeping braillists informed with exclusive interviews, independent reviews, comprehensive demonstrations, clear presentations, thought-provoking commentary and up-to-the-minute braille news.

    Ed Rogers on Braille in Southern India

    Ed Rogers on Braille in Southern India

    If you’ve been following Braillists Foundation events recently, you’ll be aware that we’ve been hosting a number of sessions thanks to a grant from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. But why is the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust interested in the Braillists Foundation? In September 2017, Ed Rogers, Managing Director of Bristol Braille Technology CIC and ... Read more

    • 35 min
    Your Braille Library Questions Answered

    Your Braille Library Questions Answered

    RNIB, which operates one of Europe’s largest braille lending libraries, has recently announced changes to the way books will be produced from April 2021. Since the announcement, there has naturally been much discussion about what these changes will mean for braille readers in the UK and around the world. The Braillists Foundation and colleagues from ... Read more

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Advocating for Braille in the Wider World

    Advocating for Braille in the Wider World

    This session talked through advocacy strategies that you can use to facilitate access to braille in the wider world. This includes having healthcare and other personal communication sent to you in braille, as well as advocating for braille signage in public places. This session was recorded on Tuesday 16 March 2021. For further information please ... Read more

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Getting the Braille you Need in Work or Education

    Getting the Braille you Need in Work or Education

    This session covered how to obtain braille through the Access To Work and Disabled Students Allowance schemes. We talked about how to advocate for the braille you need and what options you have. We also looked at advocating for braille textbooks and braille signage in work or education. This session was recorded on Tuesday 9 ... Read more

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Notetaking: Making Notes for Yourself

    Notetaking: Making Notes for Yourself

    Led by Holly Scott-Gardner, this session looked at how to take effective notes in braille for your own personal use. We covered increasing your speed when note taking, ways to organise your notes and the tools that you may wish to use. This session was recorded on Tuesday 2 March 2021. For further information please ... Read more

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Notetaking: Making Notes for Others

    Notetaking: Making Notes for Others

    If you are required to take notes as part of a team, whether that’s in a meeting or for group projects, this session is for you! Led by Matthew Horspool, it guides you through using braille to take notes that are also visually accessible. We talked specifically about taking notes using a braille display, and ... Read more

    • 1 hr 2 min

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