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Read about the people behind Scottish Braille Press as well as news and events.

Into the wild: Sue Reid Sexton on writing, facing fear and how she turned her campervan into a mobile office

Into the wild: Sue Reid Sexton on writing, facing fear and how she turned her campervan into a mobile office

Intrepid author Sue Reid Sexton is hoping to encourage others to connect with nature and with themselves through adventures in the wilderness by sharing the story of her love affair with campervans in a new book, Writing on the Road, Campervan Love and the Joy of Solitude, available from the Scottish Braille Press on April 7.

Posted: 29/03/2016

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Jenni Fagan talks books and Braille

Jenni Fagan launches National Braille Week

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.

Posted: 07/10/2014

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Jim steps down at 40 years at the Scottish Braille Press

Jim McCafferty

The Scottish Braille Press has bid a fond farewell to one of its longest serving employees, Jim McCafferty. 

Jim joined the Press aged just 17 after graduating from the Royal Blind School.

Posted: 30/06/2017

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Libby Clegg Launches National Braille Week Exhibition

Libby Clegg Launches National Braille Week Exhibition

Paralympic athlete and former Royal Blind School pupil Libby Clegg spoke at our National Braille Week exhibition about her experience of using Braille and other alternative formats. This was Libby's first engagement for Royal Blind since she was appointed Brand Ambassador

Libby said:

"I've been tryinging to brush up on my Braille for National Braille Week. I don’t think me and my brothers were the best Braille students, it’s so hard! I am trying to get better though." 

Posted: 13/10/2013

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Local cafes support National Braille Week with new Braille menus

Daniel and Christina at S Luca's

Eateries local to the Royal Blind School are getting into the National Braille Week spirit by supplying Braille menus for visually impaired customers.

Posted: 13/10/2016 | Education

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Minister for Business Visits Scottish Braille Press

Fergus Ewing MSP

Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Business, Energy and Tourism, paid a visit to the Scottish Braille Press to learn more about their successful work as a supported employer. 

Posted: 19/11/2015

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National Braille Week celebrated at Grassmarket Community Project

Student examines Braille machines

Dozens of people gathered at the Grassmarket Community Project last night in celebration of Braille and alternative formats.

Posted: 12/10/2016

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National Braille Week: celebrate all things dotty

a braille press

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.

Posted: 03/09/2014

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Proud to be an Employer that Supports Disabled People

Proud to be an Employer that Supports Disabled People

Royal Blind was recently awarded the Job Centre Plus ‘Two Ticks’ award (also known as the Positive About Disabled People symbol). We have a long history of providing employment opportunities for disabled people, particularly at the Scottish Braille Press.

Posted: 26/02/2014

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Proud to be an Employer that Supports Disabled People

Proud to be an Employer that Supports Disabled People

Royal Blind was recently awarded the Job Centre Plus ‘Two Ticks’ award (also known as the Positive About Disabled People symbol). We have a long history of providing employment opportunities for disabled people, particularly at the Scottish Braille Press.

Posted: 02/12/2013

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