National Braille Week Blog

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

 

Braille labels on pharmaceuticals

Braille labels on pharmaceuticals

Since 30 October 2010 all medicines now have the name and the strength of the medicine displayed in Braille on the labelling.   

Posted: 30/09/2011

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National Braille Week Exhibition 2013

National Braille Week Exhibition 2013

To celebrate National Braille Week, we are holding an exhibition on Braille and alternative formats at the Royal Blind School on 10 October. The exhibition will feature historic Braille equipment as well as old and new photos of the Scottish Braille Press and Royal Blind.

Posted: 26/09/2013

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What does the Scottish Braille Press do?

What does the Scottish Braille Press do?

The first Braille book was published in Britain by the British and Foreign Blind Association, now known as RNIB (The Royal National Institute of Blind People).

A few years later, in 1891, Braille printing began in Edinburgh, produced by the Scottish Braille Press.  The Press was set up by The Royal Blind Asylum and School, now known as Royal Blind.

Posted: 29/09/2013

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World Sight Day 2013

World Sight Day 2013

Today, 10 October 2013, is World Sight Day! World Sight Day is a global day of awareness raising about blindness and visual impairment. 

Posted: 10/10/2013

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National Braille Week 2013

National Braille Week 2013

National Braille Week is here! As we mentioned in a recent post, National Braille week now runs within the week that World Sight Day falls, which this year is 7-13 October.

Posted: 11/10/2013

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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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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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Spot the Dots for National Braille Week!

Spot the Dots for National Braille Week!

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!

Posted: 06/10/2014

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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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