Your Weekly Update from the Braillists Foundation
Coming UP on Tuesday: Braille in the Kitchen
Following a number of technology-based sessions over the past few weeks, Tuesday 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 will be leading – teacher of Independent Living Skills at New College Worcester, and a familiar voice to many from our Clever Cooking events last year. She’ll be drawing on a wealth of personal experience of using braille in the kitchen, as well as things which have worked well (and maybe some which haven’t) for her peers and her students.
Register here: https://is.gd/RUH5vc
Braille Music: Let’s tackle the basics! Session 2
Friend of the Braillists Stuart Lawler, from Dublin, began pioneering a new initiative to support the learning of braille music, using the Clubhouse social network, last month.
Sessions run for 45 minutes with time at the end for questions and general discussion. They take place at 8:00 PM UK time on the last Monday of each month. No prior knowledge of Braille Music is necessary, and the sessions are aimed at those with little or no knowledge of the music code.
You can join the second session on Monday at 8 pm here: https://www.clubhouse.com/join/braillists-foundation/iKRi3IbL/PN25kwjK
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 braillists.org/media or via the Braillecast podcast.
To request your free equipment, please email Stephanie on firstname.lastname@example.org 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 braillists.org/braille/consumables 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: https://is.gd/RUH5vc
Meeting ID: 824 7645 2710
Braille Bar, Second and Fourth Tuesday of the Month at 7:30 PM
Join Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88035088878?pwd=NHdkR2s1aDZsV1RCUmpQNWh3YWNaQT09
Meeting ID: 880 3508 8878
Book Club, every Thursday at 6:00 PM
Join Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89353220947
Meeting ID: 893 5322 0947
For more information, visit braillists.org/events. To join by phone, refer to the instructions at braillists.org/events/instructions. Our events are carefully moderated in line with our policy at braillists.org/events/moderation. Note that all events take place in the UK and are listed in UK time.
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