National Braille Week Blog

Find out what Royal Blind and other organisations have been doing for National Braille Week on our blog.

 

LEGO braille bricks being used in class

LEGO braille bricks being used in class

Pupils have been getting stuck in to trying out the LEGO braille prototype bricks specially sent to the Royal Blind school by the LEGO Foundation for our pupils to try. These pictures show Bo who has made a lego house oout of the whole box of braille lego, and Amy, Jay and Bo getting to grips with the bricks.

Posted: 09/10/2019 | Education, Child Care

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Royal Blind School assembly for National Braille Week

Royal Blind School assembly for National Braille Week

7th October 2019.

Pupils at the Royal Blind School held a special assembly to mark the start of National Braille Week.

Posted: 08/10/2019 | Education, Child Care

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Pub Quiz to celebrate National Braille Week

Pub Quiz to celebrate National Braille Week

Quiz goers from across the city will join Royal Blind staff and supporters this Thursday 10th October to raise money for people with a vision impairment. Last years quiz raised over £1000 so we hope to beat that great total this year in the 2019 quiz!

Posted: 25/10/2018

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Join us for a celebration of braille at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

National Braille Week braille trail quiz at Kelvingrove

Can you crack the code and find the answers to our braille quiz?

Posted: 12/10/2018

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Royal Blind School hosts National Braille Week coffee morning

National Braille Week coffee morning

Pupils of the Royal Blind School served up an array of delicious food and drink as part of a special National Braille Week coffee morning.

Posted: 12/10/2017 | Education

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Kidscene celebrates National Braille Week

Lewis demonstrates BrailleNote to children

Why Braillers have less keys than keyboards, who invented Braille and how vision impaired people draw, were among the topics discussed at a special National Braille Week themed after school club.

Posted: 12/10/2017 | Education, Child Care

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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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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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Thank You for the Music: Video released to celebrate National Braille Week

Pupils and staff gather in hall to perform song

Children and adults across Royal Blind Group services have joined forces to make a video celebrating music in honour of National Braille Week. 

Royal Blind School students and staff, Forward Vision members and members of Scottish War Blinded's Linburn Centre star in Thank You for the Music - a cover of the Abba hit. 

Posted: 12/10/2016 | Education, Adult Services, Scottish War Blinded

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Celebrating 125 years of the Scottish Braille Press

Scottish Braille Press logo

An exhibition, which describes the development of Braille and celebrates 125 years of The Scottish Braille Press, will launch next month at Central Library, Edinburgh.

Our story begins in France, and a chance meeting on the streets of Paris in 1874 provides Valentine Hauy the inspiration to devise a tactile system of printing embossed books for blind and partially sighted people.

Posted: 28/09/2016

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