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September 2015

Sight Village: Manchester 2015

29th September 2015 @ 10:00 - 17:30
Marriott Renaissance Hotel, Blackfriars Street
Manchester, M3 2EQ United Kingdom
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We'll be attending Sight Village in Manchester on Tuesday 29th September. We don't have a stand but would like to meet anyone interested in our activities. We are also proposing an informal meeting to discuss the possibility of starting a Braillists group in Manchester. It would be in a local pub from 3.30pm to 5.30pm. You can find out more on the discussion on our forum https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/braillists/v0LQmLc6xts Do get in contact if you would like to meet up either at…

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October 2015

Reading Braillists: ClearVision Library

17th October 2015 @ 12:30 - 14:30
Quaker’s Meeting House, Reading, 2 Church Street
Reading, Berkshire RG1 2SB United Kingdom
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Alex Britton will be joining us to tell us about the work of ClearVision - a postal lending library of mainstream children's books with added Braille. Please note the earlier meeting time of 12:30pm.

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November 2015

Sight Village: London 2015

3rd November 2015 @ 11:00 - 4th November 2015 @ 15:00
Kensington Town Hall, Hornton St
London, W8 7NX United Kingdom
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We will have a stand at Sight Village London. If you are attending, come say hello. 10am to 3pm each day. We will be having an informal get together in a local pub after the show on Tuesday 3rd November - see the event page.

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Braille & Beer – Sight Village London 2015

3rd November 2015 @ 15:00 - 17:30
The Elephant & Castle, 40 Holland Street
London, W8 4LT United Kingdom
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We'll be hosting a Braille & Beer event after Sight Village London show on Tuesday 3rd November. This is an informal get together, a chance to meet other Braille interested people, find out about the Braillists or just relax with a pint after the show. If you'd like to attend come to our stand shortly before 3pm or see below for directions. Directions from Sight Village London: The Elephant & Castle is 2 minutes walk from the show in Kensington…

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Manchester Braillists: Initial Gathering

9th November 2015 @ 18:00 - 20:00
The Moon Under Water, 68-74 Deansgate
Manchester, M3 2FN United Kingdom
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Come and meet us for an informal meeting to discuss starting a Manchester Braillists group and what this might involve. We'll be meeting at The Moon Under Water on Deansgate from 6pm to 8pm on Monday 9th November. We'll be at a table upstairs - the stairs and lift are at the back of the pub. Anyone with an interest in Braille is welcome to attend. There are many local buses that stop close to the venue. Do get in…

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Bristol Braillists: Bristol Braille – Canute Mk7 prototype

30th November 2015 @ 18:00 - 20:30
Pervasive Media Studio, Watershed, 1 Canon's Road, Harbourside
Bristol, Bristol BS1 5TX United Kingdom
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Bristol Braille Technology will be showing us the latest incarnation of its affordable multi-line Braille ebook reader, the Canute. The Mark 7 builds on the feedback given by the Braillists on the Mark 6 prototype and makes a number of technological advances that bring individual line refresh, quieter and quicker operation and a full page display. Be sure to join us for a first look at this revolutionary piece of Braille technology. We will be meeting in the Watershed Cafe…

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December 2015

Reading Braillists: Bristol Braille – Canute Mk7 prototype

12th December 2015 @ 15:15 - 17:30
Quaker’s Meeting House, Reading, 2 Church Street
Reading, Berkshire RG1 2SB United Kingdom
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Bristol Braille Technology will be showing us the latest incarnation of its affordable multi-line Braille ebook reader, the Canute. The Mark 7 builds on the feedback given by the Braillists on the Mark 6 prototype and makes a number of technological advances that bring individual line refresh, quieter and quicker operation and a full page display. Be sure to join us for a first look at this revolutionary piece of Braille technology.

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March 2016

Braille Carvings Unveiled @ Southmead Hospital, Bristol

11th March 2016 @ 14:30 - 16:00
Southmead Hospital, Southmead Rd
Bristol, BS10 5NB United Kingdom
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Alistair Park, a wood carver who has been consulting with Braillists in Bristol, has completed panels featuring Braille to be installed at Southmead hospital. The unveiling, by the chair of the NHS trust, will be at 2.30pm on Friday the 11th March at the new Brunel building of Southmead hospital in Bristol. Volunteer guides will be available to help anyone who needs assistance. Braillists will be made very welcome. Alistair extends his deep appreciation to everyone on and off the…

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Bristol Braillists: Bristol Braille – Canute Mk8 prototype

14th March 2016 @ 18:30 - 20:00
Pervasive Media Studio, Watershed, 1 Canon's Road, Harbourside
Bristol, Bristol BS1 5TX 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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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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