Blind musicians to pilot world’s first multi-line braille e-reader

Canute braille e-reader

A group of professional musicians – all 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 by the social enterprise as, ‘the world’s first viable multi-line refreshable Braille e-reader: a “Kindle for blind people.”‘

Its design enables musicians to read multiple lines of music at once instead of the single line available with traditional machines.

Launching later this year, 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.

There will also be an opportunity to try the Canute out. For more details and to sign up to the event, click here.