Transforming Braille Blog

Fri, 2013-06-28 07:09

John Freese, our design engineer here at the Transforming Braille project, recently spoke at the NLS Braille Summit conference in Boston, USA. You can find his talk about 48 minutes in to the video embedded below.

Tue, 2013-06-04 02:34

A video presentation is now available which sets out the goals of the Transforming Braille project.

This currently only has English subtitles, but a Spanish translation is being worked on.

Thu, 2013-03-21 03:17

We have added a Microsoft Excel format spreadsheet to our documentation section which gives information on almost sixty braille actuation technologies that we have found during our research phase of the Transforming Braille project. 

For each technology, the spreadsheet gives a contact name, website, brief description of the technology involved, and information on the inventor. From the list of locations you will see that this research activity is very much a global endeavour.

Please note that the information contained in this spreadsheet is correct to the best of our knowledge. Any corrections should be sent to the project manager and we will update the spreadsheet as soon as possible.

Wed, 2013-01-16 01:16

There's a great article on reducing the cost of braille display technology, entitled "Connecting the Dots: A Brighter Spin on the Future of Braille" in the January issue of AFB Access World.

 

This features an interview with our own project director Steven Rothstein regarding the work we're doing in the Transforming Braille project.

Fri, 2012-09-07 02:30

We are delighted to announce that several new organisations have joined our project board recently. These are Celia Library from Finland, Vision Australia and CBM.

You can find the full list of our funding partners here.

Tue, 2012-08-07 04:47

A new Press Release is now available, promoting this project. This has been promoted via the DAISY news website and Facebook.

This has been picked up by Digital Journal and has been retweeted widely from the DAISY Twitter alert.

Mon, 2012-07-30 07:33

We are delighted to announce that several new organisations have joined our project board recently. These include: Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind, National Library Service USA, National Federation of the Blind USA, CNIB Canada and the International Council on English Braille.

Fri, 2012-08-03 02:43

Kevin Carey, our project chair, has written a new article for The DAISY Planet's June edition.

The article is near the end of the June update, and is titled Transforming Braille

 

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