Braille Innovations with Sight and Sound, Wed, Nov 18th, 14:00

The Braillists is delighted to have been invited by Stuart Lawler to join Sight and Sound for this special Webinar Wednesday session on the 18th:

Stuart: “We’re talking about Braille Innovations and also about how you can find support to know more about Braille and its many codes in the UK and Ireland. Our guests for this session are Dr. Sile O’Modhrain, from the University of Michigan, Dr. Donal Fitzpatrick, from Dublin City University, and Mr. Dave Williams, Chair of the Braillists Foundation.

“Sile’s presentation will focus on designing a Full-Page Tactile Display. Donal will focus on Braille in his work and personal life, and Braille research initiatives including Euromath and Braille Translation. Dave’s will discuss the work of the Braillists Foundation and their many initiatives.”

Register to attend this session (please note this event is run by Sight and Sound rather than the Braillists Foundation): https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_f4y27czhQyazYGL85ioQuQ

A Message from our Friends at the International Council on English Braille

Preparations are well underway for the 7th ICEB General Assembly, a full week of discussions and presentations about braille. Thanks to remote attendance, this will be our biggest General Assembly yet. Observers are warmly invited from both ICEB member and non-member countries.

The Assembly will take place from Sunday 18 to Thursday 22 October from 19:00 to 22:00 UTC daily. This equates to afternoon in North America, late evening in the UK, Ireland and South Africa, and early morning (the next day) in Australia and New Zealand.

To register, simply email [email protected] with your name, country, and the days you would like to attend.

Upon registering, you will receive the links to the Zoom meeting, links to pre-recorded paper presentations on YouTube, and reports and papers in print and braille format.

The full program and more information can be found at https://www.ukaaf.org/iceb2020/.

We do hope that you can join us.

Thursday 6PM: Braille Book Club

Join Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89353220947

Meeting ID: 893 5322 0947

Join the Braille Book Club to share hints and tips on how to enjoy reading digital braille.

Last week we started with a very short children’s story, A Place for Pluto by Steph Wade. This charming tale reflects on our place in the Universe from the perspective of Pluto, which was recently reclassified as a planetoid.

Join us this week and help us choose our next braille book.