“In the world of vision loss, the invention of
braille must be compared to the invention of the printing press – its birth was nothing short of a revolution.

Announcements

Man reading braille 

Press Releases

Jymico is looking for a braille transcriber

Jymico is currently searching for experienced Braille transcribers, proofreaders and tactile graphic designers to join our dedicated and passionate team. For more information about our business, please visit our website at www.jymico.com. If you are interested, please see http://jymico.com/about-us/team/.

University of Montreal's "Visual Impairment & Rehabilitation" Program (in English) now accepting applications

We are pleased to announce a new option in the Master of Science program. This option, offered in English by the School of Optometry at the University of Montreal, is called Visual Impairment & Rehabilitation. This program produces professionals who provide rehais bilitation services to people of all ages who are blind or who have low vision. There are three concentrations (or tracks) in the program, enabling one to specialize in Low Vision, Orientation & Mobility, or Vision Rehabilitation Therapy.

The first English cohort will begin the program in September, 2016. Given the very recent approval of the program, the University of Montreal is willing to work with potential candidates to accelerate the admission process.

For more information, read the full program brochure as a PDF or accessible Microsoft Word document.

Braille in Fashion Capstone Research Study (February 2016) 

Alexa Jovanovic, a fourth year Fashion Communication student at Ryerson University, is researching the integration of braille and fashion apparel. Currently, she is in search for blind and sighted individuals to participate in a series of interviews. Prior exposure to Braille is not required, but the ability to read braille is highly valued. Although the study will focus on womenswear, both men and women are encouraged to participate. The results from this study will be applied towards the creation of fashion garments that communicate clothing characteristics in braille through beadwork and braille buttons. This end product will be designed for both blind and sighted consumers to use.

For further information or to express interest in participating please contact Alexa Jovanovic at alexa.jovanovic@ryerson.ca. You can also download a copy of the research consent form which explains the details of the project and how you might participate.

Crawford Technologies first to support Braille Literacy Canada's 'Edie Mourre' Scholarship

CrawfordTech's donation will ensure Edie Mourre Scholarship continues to educate Braille professionals, Press Release

World Blind Union

World Braille Day January 4, 2015, Press Release

National Federation of the Blind

Announces Winners of 2014 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest

BANA Adopts UEB

BANA adopts Unified English Braille (UEB) for the United States

The Canadian Braille Authority Changes Name

As of November 30th, 2012, CBA’s name has officially been changed to Braille Literacy Canada (BLC).