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Join host Rhonda Underhill-Gray as she talks to people involved in the Canadian world of braille. Readers, writers, transcribers and more! We are celebrating the connection between literacy and braille, between World Literacy Day in September, and World Braille Day in January 2020.

Join host Rhonda Underhill-Gray as she talks to people involved in the Canadian world of braille. Readers, writers, transcribers and more! We are celebrating the connection between literacy and braille, between World Literacy Day in September, and World Braille Day in January 2020.
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Join host Rhonda Underhill-Gray as she talks to people involved in the Canadian world of braille. Readers, writers, transcribers and more! We are celebrating the connection between literacy and braille, between World Literacy Day in September, and World Braille Day in January 2020.

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English


Episodes

Interview With Chris Chamberlin

10/29/2019
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This week on Because Braille, we’ve got the former president and owner of Frontier Computing, Chris Chamberlin! He and Rhonda take a deep dive into the past, present and future of Braille, exploring the exciting world of technological pluralism in which we live today.

Duration:00:37:56

Interview With Robert Just

10/15/2019
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Rhonda is joined by a long time transcriber, professional dictatypist and an old acquaintance from out East, Robert Just. Robert takes us on a journey through his life with braille in the way Maritimers do: through a series of stories and anecdotes. For instance, what do a Sports Car club, a school for the blind, and a doughnut have in common? Listen to find out!

Duration:00:40:31

Interview with Sue Vaile

10/7/2019
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Rhonda is joined by Sue Vaile, who is an artist who lost her sight as an adult due to type 1 diabetes, Diabetic retinopathy, and a stroke. In the beginning of her rehabilitation she was determined to learn Braille simply out of necessity, only to discover that associating the letters of the alphabet in a tactile manor rather than a visual manor helped her not just learn to read again, but also brought back her creativity and ability as an artist. It opened up her world, as well as others...

Duration:00:29:38

Interview with Barbara Davis

9/23/2019
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Rhonda is joined by Barbara Davis, a deafblind full time braille user who lost her vision later on in life, back in 2014. The two discuss how blind and deafblind individuals experience braille differently, along with Barbara’s extensive involvement and advocacy work with organizations including CNIB, ADP, hs, RCH, the founder of EIS, and much more. What do these acronyms stand for, and how does she manage all of this on top of a family, children and grandchildren, while still managing to...

Duration:00:39:02

Introducing Because Braille

9/10/2019
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Host Rhonda Underhill-Gray chats with Karen Brophey, Program Lead, Literacy for the GTA Foundation and a long-time advocate for braille literacy. The two discuss upcoming world-wide braille events to look forward to, the dichotomy of the perceived notion that braille is no longer relevant for literacy in this day in age despite all of the progression, inclusivity and advancements in braille technology, and finally some heartfelt stories on how braille has greatly improved the quality of life...

Duration:00:31:08