Your Weekly Update from the Braillists Foundation

Braille Bar on Tuesday

Our popular Braille Bar returns on Tuesday at 7:30 PM. No registration required – just turn up and ask your braille questions.

Join the Braille Bar here:

Further Grant Funding from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

We’re delighted to announce that the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust have awarded us a second grant, this time from the Activate fund. This grant will ensure the sustainability of Braillecast and our Masterclasses for the next 18 months and enable the development of our other services, including our popular Braille for Beginners courses.

The WCMT Fellowship makes grants to inspiring individuals who possess the passion and commitment to make a real difference. This funding opportunity is underwritten by Ed Rogers, whose trip to India in 2017 forms the basis of the project.

We will have further information to share in the coming months.

Trade in any Braille Display or Notetaker for up to £2500 off a Brand-New BrailleSense 6

Sight and Sound Technology Ltd are offering a limited time deal on the new BrailleSense 6 notetaker from Hims. Here’s what they have to say:

With an Octa-Core CPU processor to meet the demands of powerful apps, 128 GB of storage, 6 GB of memory and a host of connectivity options the BrailleSense 6 is the ideal companion for those at home, at school, at college or in work.

Running version 10 of the Android operating system means that you can install any number of applications from Google’s play store.

In collaboration with HIMS we are currently running a limited-time trade-in offer. Trade-in any braille notetaker or braille display and receive up to £2500 off a brand new BrailleSense 6 (RRP £4,950).

For more information or to order, call 01604 798070 (option 1) or email

Read the full article from the Sight and Sound newsletter

Free Slates, Styluses and Forming Blocks Still Available!

We still have some A4 braille frames, styluses and 8-cell braille word forming blocks to give away to anyone living in the UK or Ireland. All we ask is that, if we send you some equipment and you decide you no longer want it, you agree to give it away rather than selling it.

For introductions to using this kit, please see recordings of our previous Masterclasses, available at or via the Braillecast podcast.

To request your free equipment, please email Stephanie on or call her on 020 3893 3392. Please be sure to include your postal address when you write to her, otherwise she won't know where to send it!

Paper for the A4 hand frame can be obtained from a number of suppliers – please see the page at for more information.

N.B. logistics are being handled by our partner, Vision Through Sound CIC. Your data will therefore be held by them in addition to the Braillists Foundation. However, please be assured that they will only use your data in order to dispatch Braillists Foundation products and will not use it for their own marketting purposes.

If you are not from the UK or Ireland, you can ask on the Braillists' email forum for advice on similar resources in your country.

Links and Meeting IDs for our Regular Events

Masterclasses, First and Third Tuesday of the Month at 7:30 PM

Registration Link:

Meeting ID: 824 7645 2710

Passcode: 123456

Braille Bar, Second and Fourth Tuesday of the Month at 7:30 PM

Join Link:

Meeting ID: 880 3508 8878

Passcode: 123456

Book Club, every Thursday at 6:00 PM

Join Link:

Meeting ID: 893 5322 0947

For more information, visit To join by phone, refer to the instructions at Our events are carefully moderated in line with our policy at Note that all events take place in the UK and are listed in UK time.

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