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Braillecast: Connecting the Dots for Braillists Everywhere The Braillists Foundation

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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.

    What is a BRF and Why would you Want one? (Extra 23)

    What is a BRF and Why would you Want one? (Extra 23)

    We’re starting to hear more and more about BRF files. They’re the default braille format on platforms such as RNIB Reading Services; they’re regularly used in the transcription industry to share braille versions of documents between producers; and notetaker users have used them to transfer files from one brand of braille device to another. But ... Read more

    Braille Music: Let’s Tackle the Basics! (Extra 22)

    Braille Music: Let’s Tackle the Basics! (Extra 22)

    Topics covered in this session: Debunking some myths Notes and note values – quavers, crotchets, minims, semibreves and dotted notes Sharp, flat and natural signs Time signatures and their placement – 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, common time, 6/8, 9/8 Key signatures and their placement – D major (2 sharps), A major (3 sharps), B major (5 ... Read more

    How to Choose your Braille Display (Extra 21)

    How to Choose your Braille Display (Extra 21)

    We were delighted to be joined by renowned braille display expert Jackie Brown. Jackie is a freelance writer, regular reviewer of braille technology, and author of “Braille ON Display” (published by Mosen Consulting), a comprehensive comparison of braile displays and guide to choosing the right one. On Tuesday 20 April 2021, Jackie talked us through ... Read more

    Dr Robert Englebretson on the International Phonetic Alphabet (Episode 25)

    Dr Robert Englebretson on the International Phonetic Alphabet (Episode 25)

    Based in Houston, Texas, Dr Robert Englebretson is widely recognised for his contribution to braille research. In 2008, his work on updating the Braille International Phonetic Alphabet was published by the International Council on English Braille, and in 2019 the Braille Authority of North America made him a recipient of the Darleen Bogart Braille Excellence ... Read more

    What has the Federation ever done for Us? with Everette Bacon (Extra 20)

    What has the Federation ever done for Us? with Everette Bacon (Extra 20)

    On Friday 28 August 2020, Everette Bacon joined a Braillists Foundation Stay Safe: Stay Connected call to talk about how the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) promotes braille literacy across the United States. Everette is a member of the Board of Directors of NFB and President of the Utah State Division. He told us ... Read more

    Ed Rogers on Braille in Southern India (Episode 24)

    Ed Rogers on Braille in Southern India (Episode 24)

    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

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