Scottish Braille Press

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Edinburgh
EH11 1PZ
Tel: 0131 662 4445
Fax: 0131 662 1968
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Accessible Media Blog

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

Tips to improve digital accessibility

Tips to improve digital accessibility

It's crucial that businesess make accessibility central to the development of websites, software and apps as well as printed documents.

The short animation below was created by the Fix the Web project. It contains reasons why accessibility is important, and useful tips to help businesses or individuals ensure their projects reach as wide an audience as possible.

Posted: 08/06/2015

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Scottish Braille Press becomes ISO 27001 accredited

Manager John Donaldson standing outside the Scottish Braille Press.

Scottish Braille Press Manager John Donaldson describes the importance of ISO 27001 accreditation, and its benefits to Scottish Braille Press customers.

The Scottish Braille Press has become ISO27001 accredited.

This is an important milestone for our organisation. 

ISO27001 is an internationally recognised best practice framework for an information security management system.

It helps to identify the risks to our important information and put in place the appropriate controls to help reduce the risk.

Posted: 25/05/2015

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The move to Unified English Braille

Standard English Braille alphabet card

Braille still has an important role to play in the mix of accessible formats, but the code is evolving for the 21st century. Several distinct Braille codes, such as maths, computing and literary versions, are being brought together into one single set of rules – Unified English Braille (UEB).  This has been adopted as the official Braille code in major English-speaking countries.

Posted: 26/01/2015

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Risk management with distinction for Braille Press Deputy Manager

Risk management with distinction for Braille Press Deputy Manager

Deputy Manager of the Scottish Braille Press, Sandra Wright, gained an International Certificate in Risk Management - after passing the year-long professional course with distinction.

Posted: 10/11/2014

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Dennis Robertson MSP says Braille is about more than books

Dennis Robertson MSP and his guide dog, Mr Q, in the Scottish Parliament

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.

Posted: 09/10/2014

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Braille: A Dotted History

Braille Text

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.

Posted: 08/10/2014

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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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A Brailliant visit from Sue Reid Sexton!

Sue Reid Sexton reading at the Royal Blind School

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.

Posted: 07/10/2014 | Education

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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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