Date(s) - 10th September 2015
15:00 - 17:00
The Dublin Braillists and INBAF (Irish National Braille and Alternative Formats Association) will be hosting a meeting with Bristol Braille Technology to demonstrate their latest technological development.
Bristol Braille Technology, a not-for-profit company operating out of the Bristol Hackspace, has completed the first feature complete prototype of Canute.
Canute will be the world’s first multiline refreshable Braille ebook reader, which will cost less than a Braille typewriter and a fraction of the price of existing single line displays. It is being designed and tested in collaboration with members of the Braillists across Ireland and the UK.
It is intended that Canute will help reverse the decline in Braille literacy by bringing digital Braille within financial reach of the average user for the first time.