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October 1, 2013

A press release:

London 2012 Paralympic Silver Medalist Libby Clegg will host a unique exhibition about Braille in celebration of National Braille Week.

Edinburgh’s iconic Royal Blind School is opening its doors on Thursday 10th October for a special exhibition showcasing the fascinating history of Braille, in celebration of National Braille Week. Libby Clegg, who is a former pupil at the Royal Blind School and who was recently selected to take part in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, will be speaking at the event about her experience of using Braille and other alternative formats.

The unique exhibition, from 6pm – 8pm, is a free event and will feature displays of the innovative ways Scottish charity Royal Blind has used Braille to communicate through the years. There will be an exclusive photographic exhibition and historic Braille equipment on display.

Libby Clegg said:

It’s National Braille Week in October and I’m trying to brush up on my Braille. I don’t think me and my brothers were the best Braille students, it’s so hard! I am trying to get better though. I hope people in Edinburgh will be able to join us on 10th October to learn more about Braille and other alternative formats for blind and visually impaired people.”

Davina Shiell, Royal Blind’s Marketing Manager, said:

National Braille Week is focused on raising awareness about the use of Braille, and this exhibition is the perfect way to find out how important it is to the lives of blind and visually impaired people. Royal Blind invite anyone who is interested to join us for what promises to be a really interesting evening”.

Numbers for the exhibition are limited so if you would like to attend please RSVP as soon as possible by telephoning the Royal Blind Marketing Department on 0131 229 1456 or booking online at

National Braille Week takes place from 7-13 October 2013.

For more information please contact:

Davina Shiell, Marketing and Fundraising Manager, Royal Blind

Tel: 0131 229 1456, Mobile: 07713 987797, Email:

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