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Braillecast: Connecting the Dots for Braillists Everywhere The Braillists Foundation

    • Education

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.

    The Most Inexpensive Braille Reading Setup in the World? Introducing Braille on the Amazon Fire Tablet

    The Most Inexpensive Braille Reading Setup in the World? Introducing Braille on the Amazon Fire Tablet

    Over the years, blind people have benefitted from incredible enhancements in the fields of electronic braille and accessibility in general. In fact, it’s now possible to purchase a fully accessible Amazon Fire tablet for under £50 which, pared with an inexpensive braille display such as an Orbit Reader, and Amazons Kindle store which offers access ... Read more

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Clearvision Project and the Typhlo and Tactus International Tactile Book Competition

    The Clearvision Project and the Typhlo and Tactus International Tactile Book Competition

    Parents reading with their children: it’s an experience common to many households in virtually every country of the world. It’s a uniquely special experience for both the parent and the child, remembered for years to come, and often relived as children become parents themselves, and parents become grandparents. For many blind people in the UK, ... Read more

    • 42 min
    Braille in the Kitchen

    Braille in the Kitchen

    This week’s Masterclass has a more low tech flavour as we take a wander into the heart of the household. If you’ve ever wondered how to read braille recipes without ruining them or what to do when the label is too big for the jar, this session is for you. Emma Williams led the session ... Read more

    • 1 hr
    Braille Music: Let's Tackle the Basics, Session 2

    Braille Music: Let's Tackle the Basics, Session 2

    In this session, we covered: Rests: quaver, crotchet, minim, semibreve and dotted versions of the above Clef signs: treble (G) and bass (F) Octave signs and their use Interval signs and their use A mid-month clinic will take place on Monday 14 June at 8:00 PM in the UK and Ireland. The next teaching session ... Read more

    • 36 min
    An Introduction to Braille on Android

    An Introduction to Braille on Android

    If you’re a blind Android user, you’re bound to have come across Steve Nutt at Computer Room Services. He’s blind himself, been in the accessible smartphone business for over 20 years, and has a vast amount of knowledge and experience when it comes to using smartphones with braille displays. We’re delighted that he joined us ... Read more

    • 1 hr 2 min
    New Braille Displays and Firmware Updates from HumanWare

    New Braille Displays and Firmware Updates from HumanWare

    You don’t have to have been in the blindness community very long to have come across HumanWare and their two flagship brands: Victor Reader and BrailleNote. Indeed, on the second episode of this podcast, we talked extensively about the BrailleNote Touch, which has since been succeeded by the BrailleNote Touch Plus. BrailleNote is not the ... Read more

    • 55 min

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