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The Perkins Smart Brailler – demo

Here is a demo of the alphabet being typed on The Perkins Smart Brailler with audio feedback, speaking letters and words in real-time as they are being brailled. The LCD screen displays Braille font and print. You can also choose from contracted or uncontracted braille. Perfect for the whole family to get involved! Watch the video to see for yourself. …

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10 things you probably don’t know about Braille…

Surprising facts about the raised-dot reading system, including an asteroid named Braille and why there’s braille on drive-through ATMs Why is braille on the keypad buttons of drive-through ATMs? So back-seat passengers who are blind can reach the ATM and independently make a transaction without help from the driver. January is National Braille Literacy Month, so it’s the perfect time …

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Blind Lily-Grace told she is not allowed her cane in school due to Health & Safety….!

Lily Grace started using the cane in school in April. Her mother Kristy said it had become “an extension of her daughter’s arm” and that it was vital she was allowed to use it. She added: “It is a disability, but I want to celebrate it and make sure she can become independent. “When the school told me she can no …

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Everyone wins with Project Brailler!

If you have never been lucky enough to hear Lily-Grace’s story or learnt about the driving force behind Project Brailler this endearing piece written by Bill Winters of Perkins in the USA will leave you feeling warm, positive and motivated. Entitled ‘Everyone wins with Project Brailler’ Winters writes about Lily-Grace and Kristy as if he has known them for years. …

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VI Calendar raising funds for 3 charities!

Lily Grace and some of her VI friends had enormous fun at a photo shoot recently, taking photos for an upcoming calendar. All funds from the calendar will be split between three parent-led charities for Visually Impaired Children and their families:  Project Brailler. Buying Smart Braillers for VI kids to enable literacy  Common Sense. Promoting independence through mobility.  Moorvision. Supporting families …

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Blind Kids Can!

Braille Revolution! Special thanks to Common Sense Canes for blogging about Project Brailler and championing our hard work in raising a Braille profile.  We love your blogs! A whole raft of positive, parent-led support of Braille is raising its head, championed by Project Brailler. The notion that Braille becoming obsolete and is ‘too difficult’ is sadly spreading amongst professionals- suggesting …