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Here's a quick rundown of new episodes published this month:

Braille Music: Let’s Tackle the Basics, Session 3 (Extra 28)

Published on 5th July
After a recap of octave signs and intervals, this session covered: Word signs Ties and slurs Phrase marks You can follow Stuart on Twittre (@stuartlawler)

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Xia Leon Sloane on Studying Composition and a Commission for the BBC Proms (Episode 28)

Published on 28th June
We’re almost exactly a month away from the opening night of the BBC Proms, the world famous summer season of concerts of classical music founded in 1895. Since their infancy, they’ve championed the composition and performance of new works of music through various channels including, latterly, the BBC Young Composer competition. In 2018, one of ... Read more

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The Most Inexpensive Braille Reading Setup in the World? Introducing Braille on the Amazon Fire Tablet (Extra 27)

Published on 21st June
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

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The Clearvision Project and the Typhlo and Tactus International Tactile Book Competition (Episode 27)

Published on 14th June
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

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