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Your Weekly Update from the Braillists Foundation

This Tuesday: Reading with Refreshable Braille, Part 2

Following a very successful Masterclass a fortnight ago, we’re delighted to confirm that Sean Randall will be delivering the second part of his series on leisure reading using refreshable braille displays this Tuesday at 7:30 PM. Sean is something of a computing and IT mastermind and now works at New College Worcester, training many of their students in the use of assistive technology including screen readers and braille displays.

This session will cover sources of reading material that are more mainstream in nature, including apps or specialist software used to read. These will include:

  • Amazon Kindle
  • Apple Books
  • Local libraries
  • Smaller publishers (e.g. Smashwords

You can register for this session using the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpcO-sqzktG9TvgYRqSttK4_cqV7zNAiby

N.B. this is the same registration form as for our usual Masterclasses – the link just looks a little different because of some technical changes. If you have already registered for our Masterclasses, you do not need to register again.

To join by telephone, please use these details: Phone number 0131 460 1196 Meeting ID 824 7645&nbsdp;2710 Passcode 123456

Latest Podcast: Leisure Reading with Refreshable Braille, Part 1 (Extra 33)

Published on 15th November

We were delighted to have been joined by Sean Randall for the first in a two-part series. Sean is something of a computing and IT mastermind and now works at New College Worcester, training many of their students in the use of assistive technology including screen readers and braille displays.

This session primarily discuss the various braille devices available to consumers. He then provided an overview of libraries and sources of materials specifically for blind people, including:

  • RNIB: reading Services, Bookshare and NTNM
  • The Seeing Ear National Accessible Library
  • Bibles for the Blind

This session was recorded on Tuesday 9 November 2021. For further information please visit the Braillists Foundation Media Page.

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Find out more at braillecast.com

Do you want to learn the basics of Braille but not quite sure where to start? Have you attempted to learn previously but not quite managed or finding that you’re getting a bit rusty? Perhaps you know someone who wants to learn Braille but isn’t aware of the Braillists?

No matter the reason we’ll be making sure everyone feels welcome in the third edition of our popular Braille for Beginners course, taking place over 8 weeks starting on January the 11th. The course is free to attend and if you give us your address when registering we’ll even pop some learning resources in the post free of charge to help you follow along with our new, custom learning curriculum. We’ll also be providing support between sessions through a dedicated email discussion group and regular contact with our tutor Mel.

If you would like to learn more or register for the course you can do so at the following link:
https://www.braillists.org/beginners


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