NEWSPAPER FOR THE BLIND
WE have developed a free newspaper for young Braille users.
We set up The Tactile Times to help bring young people with vision impairment together, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic. We were born blind and have been learning Braille from a young age and create all the copy ourselves.
The newspaper, which is available in hard copy or electronically, contains news and events, fun things to do, technology, jokes, a sports section, and other items. It is written and edited by the three of us, with contributions welcomed from other visually impaired children.
We have published two issues so far, with the next issue planned for late August. Event updates are also being provided to subscribers and are sent out weekly.
Theo said: “The Tactile Times is a newspaper written by Braillists for Braillists. We share news and interesting information as well as top tips to help people keep busy with various activities during lockdown, and now also during the holidays.”
The Tactile Times also has a website, which was built by Theo. It is fully accessible and can be used by anybody who uses a screen reader. The two back issues, the weekly updates and other related information can be found on the website.
The Tactile Times team