More than a dozen professional musicians – all of them blind will demonstrate the world’s first multi-line braille e-reader on 16 March at London’s Royal National Institute Of Blind People (RNIB).
The Canute 360, developed by Bristol Braille Technology, is described as, ‘the world’s first viable multi-line refreshable Braille e-reader: a “Kindle for blind people.”‘
The Canute, which will be launched in summer 2018, has been developed by social enterprise Bristol Braille Technology. The size of a laptop, it will enable the musicians to read multiple lines of music at once instead of the single line available with traditional machines.
the company is inviting musicians who use braille music to join them at RNIB on 16 March for an introduction to and demonstration of the device, along with performances from musicians who will learn, rehearse and perform a piece by Bach.
The Braille music system was originally developed by Louis Braille. It uses the same six-position Braille cell as literary braille, but assigns a separate meaning to each symbol or group of symbols and has its own syntax and abbreviations.
There will also be an opportunity to try the Canute out. For more details and to sign up to the event, click here.