Welcome to the Braillists

We’re Recruiting

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to expand the size of our audience. They will be a Braille reader who uses social media skills, tools and platforms, alongside knowledge of the traditional UK blindness landscape, to create demand for Braillists Foundation literacy projects. The successful candidate will interact with blind and partially sighted people both on and offline and create engaging campaigns and content attracting individuals to learn, use and spread Braille.

For more information, please download the job description.

Closing date: 14 August 2020
Interviews: W/C 24 August 2020

The Braillists is a grass-roots community group connecting Braille readers with Braille technology developers and funders.

Braille is a simple code for representing written language. Almost anyone can learn the Braille alphabet and numbers in under an hour.

We believe Braille has the potential to transform the life of any blind person who has the opportunity to learn it.

Our Aims

  1. Promote the value of Braille as a proven literacy tool that enriches the lives of blind people.
  2. Support efforts to make affordable Braille and tactile reading technologies available to all blind people irrespective of education and employment status.
  3. Provide an open forum for the exchange of ideas about the development of future Braille technology.

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Join the conversation and meet other Braillists on our discussion forum.

Connect with us on twitter @Braillists for up to the minute Braillists news.

Listen to some braille-related audio on Soundcloud (braillists).

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust grant

We’re delighted to announce the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust have awarded us a grant to develop remote Braille tuition courses and distribute Braille resources. We’ll have more information to share in the coming weeks.

The WCMT Fellowship awards grants to inspiring individuals who possess the passion and commitment to make a real difference.

Stay Safe: Stay Connected

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are running a number of Zoom calls and providing accessible resources. Find out more here.

Resources

Please see our Sponsors and Partners for information on organisations who are supporting us.