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Hello Braillist,

A quick reminder of Saturday's meeting in Reading. We'll be looking at the latest prototype of Bristol Braille Technology's Canute multi-line Braille ebook reader and talking to the team about how they developed it and where it is heading. Full details on the event page (see below).

We have a stand at Sight Village in Birmingham on Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th July. We will be accompanied by Bristol Braille Technology who will be demonstrating the Canute. Do come and say hello if you are attending, it would be great to meet you.

We are preparing a draft constitution for the Braillists and would love to get your feedback. We will be discussing it on the forum so if you haven't subscribed to it (separate sign-up to this newsletter) simply send a blank email to and you'll receive the discussion directly in your inbox.

Apologies for the incorrect date of the next Bristol Braillists on the last mail out. It will be on the evening of Monday 20th July. See below for a link to the event page with full details.

Upcoming Braillists Meetings

  • Reading Braillists will be testing the latest Canute multi-line Braille ebook reader prototype from Bristol Braille Technology and hearing the story of its development this Saturday (20th June). Doors from 3pm, meeting from 3.30pm to 5.30pm, full details on the event page. If you require help finding the venue please get in contact as soon as possible.
  • Bristol Braillists will be hearing from professional Braille transcribers Jenni Fortescue and Matthew Horspool about their work and how companies and schools go about getting material transcribed into Braille. The meeting runs from 6.15pm to 8.30pm on Monday 20th July - full details on the event page.
Braillists group meetings are open to anyone with an interest in Braille and are free to attend but please let us know via the email address on the relevant event's webpage if you would like to come so that we know how many to expect and can let you know of any last minute changes.
Don't forget you can find all out all our contact details on our website and connect with us on Twitter @Braillists.

I do hope all is well with you.

Best regards,


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