Welcome to the Braillists

Braille Events and Equipment

We’re delighted to announce that, over the coming months, we’ll be offering a series of conference calls to teach people the braille code and enable people to make the most of their braille knowledge. Many of these have been made possible by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship, which awards grants to inspiring individuals who possess the passion and commitment to make a real difference. You can find out more on our Events page.

We are also very excited to be offering free braille reading, writing and learning equipment as part of the same grant. For more information, see our Braille Equipment page.

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.

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


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