At the beginning of 2021 I discovered a Braille for Beginners course being run by the Braillists Foundation in the UK. After 12 short weeks of 1-hour remote sessions, I completed the course able to read Grade 1 (uncontracted) Braille. It's been 6 months now and I must say that my reading speed and accuracy still leaves a lot to be desired, but I can read Braille and it has and will continue to be useful from reading medication packets to reading notes while on conference calls.

11th-17th of October 2021 marks National Braille week in the UK. This great post on the Sight Scotland provides a history of braille and answers many common questions. This week I am pleased to see that the Braillists Foundation have announced another Braille for Beginners Course starting in January 2022

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