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.



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:

It’s Here! – Tactile Times Issue 3

Dear Readers,
It’s here!  We are very excited to send you Tactile Times issue 3.
With the biggest variety of contributors yet, and some great articles covering a wide range of topics, this edition has something for everyone.  And, it has come just in time to give you the latest news ahead of the second lockdown starting on Thursday.
Please do forward this email and this issue on to anyone you think might like to read the Tactile Times, and remember to send in feedback and suggestions to us at
Also get ready to contribute to Issue 4. You (and anyone you send this email to) can add your email on the following link:, link
and we will let you know when the deadlines for the next issue are.  Also, watch our website for a competition which will be coming in time for Issue 4 contributors.
Why not join our WhatsApp group and connect with other young braillists who are also readers? You can find more information on our website (

From the Editors (Ellie, Lexy and Theo)
The Tactile Times – By young braillists for young braillists

Contribuns are open for Issue 3.

Dear readers,
Contributions are open for Issue 3. The recommended article length is 100-300 words and you can send your contributions to

The Tactile Times #FantasyFootball league for the 2020/21 season is now live. You can find more info about Fantasy football at
and you can join the league at
From The Tactile Times Team

Tactile Times during lockdown (Quiz, Events updates, top tips and more)

Dear Tactile Times readers,

We have been doing what we can to connect braillists during lockdown and to keep them informed.

We have put in place the following things:

• Quiz – We have launched TTN Quiz round 1, a fully-accessible fun quiz. It is open for 8 more days at

• Accessible on(line) events updates – We have been emailing out weekly updates about the latest online events. Sign up on the website at

• We have published the lockdown issue at which contains top tips for lockdown, tech guides and much more.

• We have put together lots of tips for using tech as a blind person which can be found at

If you would like to get in touch, email us at or use the contact form linked to at the top of this page.

Tactile Times Issue 2 is on the way…

Hi Tactile Times Readers,

We are very excited that we now have a deadline and publishing date for Issue 2. You can find them below!

• Copy deadline (articles must be in by this date): 15th April 2020

• Publishing date 20th April (if all goes to plan)

Why did the toilet paper roll down the hill? Because it wanted to get to the bottom.

From all of us at The Tactile Times