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March 2016

Presentation: Making a Braille eReader

23rd March 2016
Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel, One Market Place
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Latest version of the Canute MK8 will be presented at the International Conference on Technology and Persons with Disabilities in San Diego.

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April 2016

Reading Braillists: Bristol Braille – Canute Mk8 prototype

2nd April 2016 @ 14:00 - 15:00
Quaker’s Meeting House, Reading, 2 Church Street
Reading, Berkshire RG1 2SB United Kingdom
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After the successful Canute Mk6 home testing program last summer, a collaboration between Bristol Braille Technology and the Braillists, The Information Technologists Guild has generously extended their sponsorship of the Canute project making further development possible. With funding for a Canute MK8 in place, BBT came back in the New Year with an improved Canute that met the approval of Braillists regulars, Hazel and Paul Sullivan, at a test session held 5th of February. The updated Canute design eliminates the…

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Lunchtime Talk @ Pervasive Media Studio, Bristol

22nd April 2016 @ 13:00 - 14:00
Pervasive Media Studio, Watershed, 1 Canon's Road, Harbourside
Bristol, Bristol BS1 5TX United Kingdom
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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

Friday 20th January @ 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

Thursday 2nd February @ 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

Saturday 25th February @ 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

Saturday 10th June @ 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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