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  • This Tuesday: Drawing Pictures with your Perkins

    In our last Masterclass before the Christmas break, we’re delighted to be joined by Kim Charlson, Executive Director of the Perkins Library (part of Perkins School for the Blind). Kim is author of the book “Drawing with your Perkins Brailler”, which includes step-by-step directions for creating 36 different drawings including shapes, animals and subjects with holiday and transportation themes.

    In this Tuesday’s session, she will use a drawing of a Christmas tree to explain the concepts behind using braille cells to create pictures. Bring a Perkins and some paper and follow along and, by the end of the session, you will have your very own frilly Christmas tree made entirely of braille dots!

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

    To join by telephone, please use these details:

    • Phone number: 0131 460 1196
    • Meeting ID 824 7645&nbsdp;2710
    • Passcode 123456
  • Equipment All Taken

    Thank you to everyone who took advantage of our offer of free braille equipment. We unfortunately no longer have stock of any items, but if you would be interested in us acquiring more, please write to [email protected].

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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