Podcast: Does braille have a place in the modern world?

Accessible technology in the workplace has come a long way over the last few years allowing blind and partially sighted employees to perform roles as well as their fully sighted counterparts. In this video, the third of our #BlindAndAble videos, Alex Henderson, TPT's Communications Intern, shares how he manages TPT’s social media vehicles using a mix of magnification and screen reading software. Thanks to Nathan Churchill of Higher Aspect Media who filmed and produced these videos. For more information and examples of Nathan's work please visit https://higheraspectmedia.com Watch the video below Find out about our programme of content for Blindness Awareness Month logoFor nearly 200 years, the tactile Braille system has enabled blind people to read and write. While styluses and writing frames are still in use today, modern Braille can take many different forms. Yet in an age where synthetic speech and audiobooks are widely available, just how relevant is Braille in the modern world?

For National Braille Week and Blindness Awareness Month, this episode of the Blind Spot podcast explores this question.  Hosted by Darren Paskell, TPT’s Technology Information Champion, he welcomed a panel of guests, including:

Dave Williams, Chair of The Braillists Foundation

Masuma Ali,  Engagement Manager in the south-east for Thomas Pocklington Trust.

Megan Paul, Onkyo Braille essay competition winner in 2016, volunteer for Thomas Pocklington Trust and Gloucestershire Sight Loss Council.

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Find out about our programme of content for Blindness Awareness Month 2020.

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