Welcome to the website for the Tactile Times Newspaper where you can find out about all the latest news for young braillists.
If you want to jump to the list of pages on this website, just find the menu heading.
Or, if you would like to play the Tactile Times quiz, Just find the "Tactile times quiz" heading
We are run by braillists for braillists.
To find out more About us visit our About us page. Anyone can subscribe to the newspaper.
Below is an audio logo, to play it click the button below.

WhatsApp group

If you would like to chat to other Tactile Times readers, why not join our WhatsApp group?
To join, just enter your details here and you will be added to the group.

Top Tips for lockdown

Podcast for Sight and Sound about Tactile Times

I did a podcast for Sight and Sound about the Tactile Times.
If you are new to the Tactile Times, you might find it helpful to introduce you to it
You can find the podcast below:

Online Events

This is a list of different online events available to blind people/VIP's.
If you think of anything that could be added just contact us.

N.B. This events list will not be updated over the next few weeks. See events timetable for details

Sight and Sound webinar Wednesday's

Sight and Sound are doing a webinar every Wednesday. Some of these will be about tech for blind people but some of them will be about tech for people with low vision
Next webinar is about: Dancing dots.
It is happening on Wednesday 3rd of June.
You can register via the link in the events timetable
You can find all their past webinars on their podcast

HumanWare Live webinars

HumanWare are doing webinars about braille products
It is unclear from their website what webinars a long time in the future will be about but they will put up what will be in the next webinar (if they know it, 10% of the time they don't have a plan)

NBP Beats for Braille

National Braille Press did a concert on Saturday 25th April. It was fun
You can listenhere .

AbilityNet live

AbilityNet are doing live webinars.
More info here.

Look Events

Look UK are running several different events online (on Zoom).
They are running something called the "Look online forum" so young people can get together online, play games together and chat.
If you want to attend any of their events, you will need to register for the event you want to attend.
You can see all their upcoming events at look-uk.org/meet-up.

Braillists calls

The Braillists Foundation are running Zoom calls. You can find their full schedule of calls here.

Having trouble joining any of these events?

Why don't you check out our guide to Zoom and chat apps at the bottom of Issue 2.

Want a weekly round-up of accessible events straight into your inbox?

Subscribe here
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Want a timetable of when events are happening this week?

Download it here (Word format)

Tactile Times Quiz

The Tactile Times Quiz Number 1 is open until the end of June.
Why don't you play the quiz?
Why don't you see if you can win?
Only blind people are eligable to win but anyone can have a go.
If you are wondering where your score is, it will arrive in your inbox at the end of May or hopefully earlier.
Tip: You might need to look at issue two to help you. You can download Issue 2 (The lockdown issue) here

Interested in coding?

This website has been built using code (HTML).
You can view the code here.

Where to start exploring the website?

If you don't know very much about the Tactile Times, why not start on the about us page where you can find out about who we are ore browse our FAQS?
If you already know about us, you might like to take a look at the useful links page which lists useful websites under different categories or check out if we are planning to publish an issue (and if so when the deadline for submitting articles is) on our Useful information page.
Or, you can visit the Issues page which lists all published editions of The Tactile Times.
You can also subscribe to the Tactile Times to receive issues by email when they are published.
Or, if you like technology and football, why not take a look at the Fantasy football area of the website?
Or, if you need to get in touch, visit the Contact us page.