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Three great events, one excellent cause. Run for Royal Blind with a free charity place in either Kilomathon Scotland, the Edinburgh Marathon Festival or the Scottish Half Marathon.
Scottish politician Dennis Robertson, the first blind Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP), talks to Royal Blind about why Braille is still so important to him in everyday life, despite the advances in technologies.
Braille is a code by which all languages may be written and read. Through its use, people who are blind or visually impaired can read the written word.
To launch National Braille week we met award winning writer of The Panopticon Jenni Fagan, on a bright and blustery Portobello Beach. Jenni was speaking at the Portobello Book Festival but took time out to support National Braille Week and discuss her work with writers who have visual impairments.
This year's National Braille Week got off to a flying start with support from two leading authors. Granta Best Young British Novelist Jenni Fagan launched the week during the Portobello Book Festival (more here), then we had a fantastic visit to our services from historical novelist Sue Reid Sexton.
It's time for National Braille Week 2014!
There are many ways to get involved - but one of them is to tweet or send us photos of braille that you spot in everyday life for our #spotthedot gallery!
The coming of the chilly Autumn weather offers a great excuse to get stuck into afternoon tea and tasty home baking – so there were plenty of cakes and cuppas consumed at Forward Vision’s latest Cranberry Tearoom.
Every year Royal Blind dedicates a week to the dots. National Braille Week raises awareness of the tactile code that cracked open the written world to millions of blind and partially sighted people across the world. The week will take place from October 6 – 12 this year, coinciding with World Sight Day on Thursday 9th October, and we encourage as many people as possible to get involved and help us spread the word on braille and other alternative formats.
Ready to run for Royal Blind? We have charity places available in Edinburgh’s zany Road Block Run.