All times are for a UK audience.

To access recordings and notes from our previous events, visit our Media page.

One-Off Events

An Introduction to the Abacus, Tuesday 8th December at 19:30 GMT

Please note: this event will be recorded and made available for download after the event.

What is an abacus and why would you use one? In this session, led by James Bowden, you will learn about the various features of the abacus and why it is ideal for use as a blind person.

The session will cover:

  • Physical description and orientation
  • The beads and their meaning
  • Setting numbers
  • Basic addition
  • Overflows and carries

If you have an abacus, bring it with you so that you can follow along. If you don’t have one, you can request one through the free equipment offer from the Braillists. As with all of our new master classes, a recording of the event will be made available afterwards along with supplementary materials to assist you with learning. The session will provide plenty of time for you to ask all of your questions.

Join Link
Meeting ID
827 7105 9229

Weekly Conference Calls

Braille for Beginners, Mondays at 19:00

Jenny Langley walks us step by step through the braille code, using the RNIB Fingerprint course as a reference.

Join Link
Braille for Beginners:
Meeting ID
876 6138 2326

Book Club, Thursdays at 18:00

A small community of readers come together to read a novel on their braille displays, sharing hints and tips on navigating electronic braille along the way.

Join Link
Book Club:
Meeting ID
893 5322 0947

Open Forum, Fridays at 18:00

The final few calls from our Stay Safe: Stay Connected campaign, ran in an informal style.

Join Link
Friday Calls:
Meeting ID
848 9405 0254

Other Pages

Please note, the health and safety of all of our members, board and friends is always our top priority and we will not be holding any public face to face Braillists meetings or events until further notice. The Braillists Foundation will continue to monitor the situation and follow public health advice accordingly.