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Programme

The World Congress Braille21 took place from 27 to 30 of September 2011.

Overview

DateEventDescription
2011/09/27 German Braille Day Manifold info day for blind, visually impaired and sighted people from all over Germany
2011/09/28- 30 World Congress Braille21 International Congress with guest from all over the world

 

Abstract Collection and Schedule

Please find here the abstract collection and the schedule of the World Congress Braille21:

Abstract Collection (.doc)

Schedule for the World Congress Braille21 (.xls)

Schedule for the World Congress Braille21 (.doc)

Information about the German Braille-Day on 27 September 2011 are to be found  on this page (in German).

Braille21 Award

The World Blind Union (www.worldblindunion.org) – the globally acting organisation of blind and visually impaired people has created the “Braille21 Award” which was presented at the World Congress Braille21 in Leipzig/Germany. The purpose of the Braille21 Award was to recognize braille services or products that increase the accessibility and affordability of braille throughout the world.

The five finalists for the Braille21 Award presented their ideas at the World Congress Braille21 in Leipzig Germany:

BraillePen 12 – by Harpo Sp. z o. o, Poland

DaCapo – Braille Music – by German Central Library for the Blind in Leipzig (DZB), Germany

Embroidered Braille for textiles – by Kampmann GmbH – international, Germany

PEF – Portable Embosser format – by Swedish Library of Braille and Talking Books, Sweden

RoboBraille – by RoboBraille – Sensus, Denmark

The winner of the Braille21 Award is: PEF – Portable Embosser format – by Swedish Library of Braille and Talking Books, Sweden

The members of the Braille 21 Award selection committee were:

Maryanne Diamond, WBU President (Australia)

Arnt Holte, WBU 1st Vice President (Norway)

J. L. Kaul, Chair WBU World Braille Council (India)

Peter Osborne, Chair Braille21 Programme Committee (United Kingdom)

Dr. Thomas Kahlisch, Chair local organising committee (Germany)

Braille-Ambassador

picture Ronald McCallum

Ronald McCallum (63),
Sydney/Australia

»Braille is the best friend of the blind.«

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