Dear fellow Braillist,
We'd love you to join us for our next Braille Bar session taking place this evening, Monday 11th May, from 7 PM UK time.
This week, we’ll once again be starting with a Q&A session to address any questions you might have about Braille or Braille technologies.
Jenny, a Braille teacher based in the South of England, will be helping us brush up our Braille skills. We finished the alphabet and numbers last week, so this week we’ll be starting with single letter word sign contractions.
Jenny will be basing the course on the popular RNIB "Fingerprints” syllabus, so if you have access to the course materials you may want to follow along.
We'll be hosting these sessions with Jenny at 7 PM on Monday evenings every week, so we hope to build a real feeling of community around the Braille Bar. If you're learning Braille for the first time, or want to return after a few years gap, we’re hoping the Braille bar will equip you with the skills you need to be a more confident Braillist!
You can join us via Zoom from 7 PM UK time* at https://zoom.us/j/92248330901?pwd=M25IOW1BVFZ2TmN1NTNQSkx0U2piZz09. You can also join us by telephone by calling +44 203 481 5240 and entering meeting ID 922-4833-0901 when prompted. Please note this is a different link and meeting ID to the one we use for our other sessions.
A small number of subscribers have reported issues following the Zoom links in our emails. If you cannot follow the direct link, either copy and paste the URL into your browser, or visit braillists.org/staysafe where you will find the links published.
We've been running Zoom meetings for seven weeks now, and would love to know what our community has thought of them, and what people want from us.
That's why we've created a short survey (it's accessible and takes less than 10 minutes to complete) to gather peoples' thoughts. As a bonus we'll be entering all survey respondents into a draw to win a £10 (or local currency equivalent) Amazon voucher.
We'll be announcing the winner on the 15th of May. You can complete the survey at https://forms.gle/CkZfBLdNWHgEsSGh9.
Our Clever Cooking group will take place on Wednesday the 13th of May at 6PM, and we’ll be discussing bread making, with a demonstration. On Friday, our weekly stay safe stay connected call will take place at 6PM, topic TBC. If you have anything you would like discussed please email firstname.lastname@example.org!
With warm regards,
The Braillists Team
* Please note that 7PM UK time is 18:00 UTC. Please check the time carefully if you are joining us from another time zone!