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Hello Braillist,

A reminder of Reading Braillists' meeting on Braille Transcription this Saturday, news on the Canute's travels to Dublin and interesting discussions abound on our forum.

Upcoming Braillists meetings

Reading Braillists - Saturday 25th February, 12pm to 2pm, Quaker Meeting House, Reading - Braille Transcription 101

As part of our Braille Awareness project, come to Reading Braillists meeting this Saturday for a behind the scenes glimpse of the world of professional Braille transcription. We will be joined by two transcribers from the educational and commercial sectors and will hear about the processes they go through - the perils and pitfalls, and why Braille letters and textbooks turn out the way they do.
Please contact Jen Bottom ( if you'd like to attend or require further information, or see the forum post.

Recent Braillists meetings

Dublin Braillists - Thursday 2nd February, NCBI, Dublin - Testing Canute Mk11 Prototype

Ed Rogers of Bristol Braille Technology took the latest Mk11 Canute Braille ebook-reader prototype to meet the Dublin Braillists at the NCBI. Another great meeting hosted by Stuart Lawler providing development progress and insights.


A great discussion has started on our forum in response to a call for input from Braillist Paul Sullivan. Paul and fellow Braillist Stephanie Sergeant are attending an event at Birmingham City University as part of our Supporting Tomorrow's Braille Teachers project. They will participate in a demonstration and discussion of Braille technology for students undertaking the Rehabilitation Studies (Visual Impairment) course. There have been many touching, heartfelt contributions showing the social, cultural, personal and practical importance of Braille. You can read the whole discussion on our forum.

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We hope all is well with you and look forward to meeting at a Braillists' event very soon.

Best regards,

The Braillists Team

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