Remote learning Braille for blind people

by Bristol Braille Technology CIC in Bedminster, England, United Kingdom

Remote learning Braille for blind people
We did it
On 7th October 2020 we successfully raised £5,850 with 124 supporters in 125 days

Braille remote-learning equipment for blind adults and children, to improve education, employment and reading for pleasure

by Bristol Braille Technology CIC in Bedminster, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

We'll be doing all this on a really tight budget with a lot of volunteer effort. 

But if we're able to hit the extraordinary stretch target of £5,500 we'll be able to restart R&D for our next production run of Canute 360s. 

This means the feedback we receive from remote learners will be fed back into design changes, improving the Canute 360 for all our blind and VI customers, present and future.

We are the not-for-profit Bristol Braille Technology CIC.

Our team of sighted and blind people work with the Braillists Foundation to design and make Braille reading equipment for our blind community. Now we are repurposing this equipment to help those effected by lockdown.

Blind people who learn Braille are twice as likely to be employed. Post-pandemic, we are staring into the face of a deep recession, where unemployment will be high, so it is more vital than ever that Braille provision and teaching continues.


We have developed the revolutionary new Canute 360, the world's only affordable full-page Braille display. We released this earlier this year, just before the pandemic put a halt to further production.


Therefore we have decided we will make a full package of Braille learning and reading equipment available for members of the blind community. We will use our extensive experience of Braille and our close connections to the community to deliver this, and deliver it fast.


The centre piece of this will be full-page electronic Braille displays pre-loaded with learning courses for Braille, sheet music in Braille, and over three hundred books for practice and pleasure.

Accompanying this will be Braille writing equipment called the pocket frame, for taking notes and following along with courses, as well as Braille typewriters and tactile diagrams.


Thank you

The team at Bristol Braille Technology CIC



This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Thank you! Every pound makes a difference. We will publish your contribution to the project to our community and the recipients of the project. We will keep you informed with regular updates about what kind of learning courses are being taught.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

The above, plus your name will go on a framed contributors board in our workshop, and we will send you a photo with the team holding it up to say thanks.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

All the above, plus we will write a letter to thank you personally... In Braille!

£100 or more

£100 Reward

All the above, plus we will invite you into a video call where we tell you how the project is going, the feedback we've been receiving and introduce you to some of the people behind the project.

£250 or more

£250 Reward

All the above, plus we will emboss your name and donation onto a Canute 360 as a sign of how much it means to all of us in the community to have you backing us.

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