Edinburgh woman Rachel Freeman is gearing up to complete the 2018 London Marathon on April 22nd in aid of sight loss charity RNIB.

12 March 2018
Source: RNIB Scotland

The 50 year-old was inspired by a childhood fascination with Louis Braille, inventor of the raised dots touch-alphabet, and American activist Helen Keller, the first woman ever to graduate with a degree despite being deaf-blind. “I don’t have a moving personal story of adversity being defeated through perseverance, or a close relative or friend who is partially sighted or blind,”

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Vision UK welcomes MEPs vote for EU ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty

18 January 2018
Source: BBC News

They also vote to allow the EU to implement an international treaty designed to make it easier for blind and visually impaired people to access books. The Marrakesh Treaty would oblige EU countries to allow accessible books – such as those in Braille – to be made available to authorised organisations without permission from the rights-holders. Its ratification has been

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RNIB Scotland: How does a blind person who uses braille (the system of raised dots felt by fingertip) interact with today’s online world of bytes and pixels?

8 December 2016
Source: RNIB Scotland

Easy! Just like a sighted person using an ordinary keyboard, a special event organised by sight loss charity RNIB Scotland will hear this Thursday [December 15th]. Modern braille-writing equipment can connect seamlessly with personal computers and mobile devices like tablets and smartphones, while text-reading software can vocalise back to you what you’ve inputted. “Dots, letters, numbers – it’s all just

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Sense Technology Blog: Review: The BrailleNote Touch is the world’s first Braille tablet

24 May 2016
Source: Sense

Really interesting innovation but what is the present uptake on Braille? Are most VI users of tech using voice over etc? ‘Steven Morris, Digital Champions Coordinator, Online Today project Tablet devices are becoming more and more popular both for personal and professional use. We see them in schools and in the workplace, as well as being used at home, and

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