ItS here! – Tactile Times Issue 5

Dear Tactile Times Subscriber,

Your Tactile Times Issue 5 is attached to this post. Enjoy!!

This issue is packed with interesting news and articles from a few school age braillists. 

Check out this issue if you want to:

• Know where to apply for a free iPad or iPhone

• Find out the new 100 metre record for blind runners

• Read reviews of the NCW summer camp

• Make some delicious muffins

• Read a first review of the Brailliant BI 40X

And much much more…!

We hope that you are all well.

Do send any feedback to

Best Wishes from

Theo, Lexy and Ellie


Contributions are open for Issue 5

Dear Tactile Times Subscribers,

We are very excited to inform you that contributions are now open for Issue

5 of the Tactile Times.

If you are a young braillist, why not contribute a short article, joke or puzzle to the Tactile Times?

We have many sections including News, Tech, Sport, Music, Languagest and Events coming up.

You can find out all the details on our website at:

All contributions must be submitted to before the end of August.

We hope you have a great end to your summer holidays,

Ellie, Lexy and Theo from The Tactile Times

By young braillists for young braillists Bringing news and events for young braillists all together into one place.



The results of our Sprint for Summer Strava challenge

Hi all,
Here are the final results for our Sprint for Summer challenge on Strava which ended yesterday!
Huge congratulations to Elric for putting in the effort to win the challenge, and be sure to check back for more competitions and challenges coming soon.

The final leaderboard
1, Elric Doswell, 17h 53m
2, Theo Holroyd, 15h 49m
3, George Holroyd, 10h 12m
4, Alex Day, 2h 34m
Don’t worry if you didn’t manage to join in this time, as we are planning on doing another challenge during the holidays,
The Tactile Times Team

Join our league in Euro 2020 Fantasy football

Exciting news! We have created a Tactile Times league in UEFA Euro 2020 Fantasy football.
You can join by either going to:
or by using this league code: 59SVGJBX05
The app and website are not quite as accessible as Fantasy Premier League, but they seem to be usable with VoiceOver.
Don’t worry if you are too busy with school to join this league. There is more fun to come over the summer holidays, and our usual FPL (Fansasy Fremier League) league will be back again in August. You can register your interest for it here to be the first to know:

Join our first ever Strava challenge!

Hi everyone,
We are very excited that the first ever Tactile Times Strava challenge is kicking off today!
We are one of the first people to use this new feature called Group challenges, which allows us to create Strava challenges for free as long as they are invite-only.
Our challenge is called “Sprint to summer” as this is the final home straight before the school holidays begin. The goal is to complete 5 hours of any activity that Strava supports before the 3rd of July. It may be quite an easy goal for some people, but if you want to push it further you can always aim to win the challenge!
We will be posting updates and leaderboards here to keep everyone up-to-date on how the challenge is going.
We want to make this challenge as open as possible, so the first 20 people to follow the below account will be invited. Hurry and claim your spot now before it’s too late!
We have had to restrict the number of invites we send due to a limit of 25 athletes per challenge.
If you miss this, don’t worry. More challenges are coming soon!

It’s Here! – Tactile Times Issue 4

Dear Tactile Times Subscriber,

Your Tactile Times Issue 4 is attached to this post. Enjoy!!

This issue is packed with interesting news and articles from a few school age braillists. 

Find out about the RNIB braille library changes (going live this month), some great upcoming events (including Sight Village, registration is tomorrow), and tech reviews, a great cake recipe, accessible coding (Moo), and even an article in Spanish!

We hope that you are all well, and looking forward to lockdown lifting.

Do send any feedback to

Best Wishes from

Theo, Lexy and Ellie

Read this issue online now:

View download options at:

Contributions are open for Issue 4!

Dear Tactile Times Subscribers,
We are excited to let you know that we are aiming to publish the next issue
of the Tactile Times (Issue 4) during the Easter Break.  Please look out for

If you are a young braillist, and would like to contribute an article,
please write to us at The deadline for contributions
will be Tuesday 6th April.

There is lots you could write about!  The recommended length is 100 – 300
words, and the newspaper’s normal sections are: Events, Fun things to do,
News, Technology, Jokes, Sport, Music (new in this issue), Languages (new in
this issue) and Games.   We are talking to some charities about sponsorship,
so contributors may well receive a reward of some sort! There is also a quiz
on accessible articles available on the contribute page of our website, and
the winner will be announced shortly after 14th April.

For more information on how to submit an article, please email us at or you can also find lots of useful information on the
contribute page of our website,
We have also now got an embosser to send out hard copy braille with! You can
find more information about it on the embosser page of our website.

If you would like to join in even more of the Tactile Times fun, why not
also join our Strava club at
it’s free to join and you will receive updates from us directly via Strava.

If you are interested in technology, we have also just added a few in-page
links on our homepage, so contact us to let us know what you think of them!

Best Wishes

The Tactile Times Editorial Team
By young braillists, Brining news and events for young braillist altogether
into one place.

Our new Strava club

Dear Readers,
We have now launched a new Tactile Times Strava club.
This will enable us to share updates via Strava, as well as bring together a community of readers who are interested in Strava.
To join now, just go to:
and either login or sign up to Strava with Apple, Google or email to get started.
There is already a post on the club so join now and check it out!
The Tactile Times Team