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April 2016

Sight Village Scotland

26th April 2016 @ 10:00 - 27th April 2016 @ 17:00
Marriott Hotel, 500 Arygle Street
Glasgow, G3 8RR United Kingdom
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May 2016

Bristol Braillists: Canute Mk9 / Project Brailler / ICEB

16th May 2016 @ 18:00 - 20:00
Pervasive Media Studio, Watershed, 1 Canon's Road, Harbourside
Bristol, Bristol BS1 5TX United Kingdom
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Join us for this month's Bristol Braillists meeting to see the newest version of the Canute the Mk9 and to meet Kristy Hooper from Project Brailler who will tell us more about her project which aims to provide┬áSmart Brailler machines for visually impaired children. Also on the agenda is a quick discussion and idea gathering for┬áthe upcoming ICEB and we will do some filming for a short fundraising video for the Canute (it is of course completely up to you…

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International Council on English Braille General Assembly

22nd May 2016 - 26th May 2016
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January 2017

London Braillists: Inaugural meeting and Canute discussion

20th January 2017 @ 16:30 - 21:00
UCL Student Psychological Services, 3 Taviton Street
London, WC1H 0BT United Kingdom
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Come join us at the first London Braillists meeting. The venue is a 5-minute walk from Euston station and a short walk or taxi ride from the RNIB, for these of you attending the Braille networking day. I could also arrange for you to be met at Euston Station. There has never been a better time to join! :) The plan is for us to discuss the objectives of the London Braillists group in terms of the broader aims of…

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February 2017

Dublin Braillists: Canute Mk11

2nd February 2017 @ 15:00 - 17:00
NCBI, Whitworth Road, Drumcondra
Dublin, 9 Ireland
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Join us to look at the Mk11 Canute prototype - the latest development of the affordable multi-line Braille ebook reader from Bristol Braille Technology. Once again we will be hosted by the NCBI at the offices in Drumcondra.

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Reading Braillists: Transcription 101

25th February 2017 @ 12:00 - 14:00
Quaker’s Meeting House, Reading, 2 Church Street
Reading, Berkshire RG1 2SB United Kingdom
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What really happens when you ask for a document in Braille? Join us in Reading on Saturday 25th February to meet two professional transcribers and find out for yourself. If you have ever received a utility bill, bank statement, letter from your council or other document through the post in Braille, the chances are it has been produced by a professional Braille transcription company. But who decides which company, how the Braille will be translated, how the Braille should be…

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June 2017

Bristol Braillists: Summer Gathering

10th June 2017 @ 14:00 - 16:00
Nova Scotia Hotel, Nova Scotia Pl
Bristol, BS1 6XJ United Kingdom
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We're looking forward to a casual gathering on Saturday 10th June from 2pm, in function room of the Nova Scotia Hotel (Nova Scotia Pl, Bristol BS1 6XJ), where we'll talk about 3D photography, brainstorm new types of hand-held Braillers, and collect interest for a Braille technology exhibition in Bristol in the Autumn. Everyone welcome, young and old.

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September 2017

Bristol Braillists: Perk up your Perkins

28th September 2017 @ 13:00 - 29th September 2017 @ 14:00
RNIB Bristol, 10 Stillhouse Lane, Bedminster
Bristol, BS3 4EB United Kingdom
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Thursday 28 September, 1pm to 4.30pm and Friday 29 September, 10am to 2pm. Do you have a Perkins Brailler that could do with a bit of TLC? Are you interested in other mechanical Braille writing machines? If so, this is the event for you. Called Perk up your Perkins, it will be an opportunity to explore a small exhibition of historic Braille writing devices and get your Perkins cleaned and serviced by Alan Thorpe, an experienced mechanic. The event is…

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November 2018

Sight Village London 2018

6th November 2018 @ 10:00 - 7th November 2018 @ 15:30
Kensington Town Hall, Hornton St
London, W8 7NX United Kingdom
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Once again we will be attending Sight Village London on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th November at Kensington Town Hall. The show is open 10am to 5pm on Tuesday 6th and 10am to 3:30pm on Wednesday 7th. More details can be found on the Sight Village South-East web page. Come find us at our stall!

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December 2018

Reading Braillists: Canute and Orbit Reader demos, Academic study

8th December 2018 @ 12:00 - 14:00
Novotel Reading, 25B Friar St,
Reading, Berkshire RG1 1DP United Kingdom
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Join us in Reading on Saturday 8th December from 12pm to 2pm at the Novotel on Friar Street. A great opportunity to get your hands on the latest Canute prototype as well as the much awaited Orbit Reader. We'll also be discussing Laura Marshall's academic research into Braille with her. To find out more or be part of the conversation, see the forum thread.

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