with Margaret Cowie and David Tanner.
with Ken Lindsay.
Scottish Braille Press
Last year the Scottish Braille Press celebrated 125 years of producing Braille and other tactile facilities. They recently published a book in various formats to mark the occasion. Peter Fraser went through to Edinburgh and spoke to long serving staff member James McCafferty about the booklet and changes in the time he has worked at the press.
Robert Kirkwood from RNIB Connect Radio is very much involved with RNIB Talking Books and has regular features speaking to some of the authors. He recently spoke to Scottish Historian Neil Oliver about his books and a project he is involved with in Perth Western Australia.
Queensferry Crossing update
At the end of November, Derek Young paid a return visit to the new Forth Crossing. Here’s his report.
Optelec and Deaf Blind Scotland
Brian West visited an Exhibition last year where he spoke to the people from Optelec magnifiers and to Mary, from Deaf Blind Scotland based in Lenzie.
Optelec Tel: 080 8090 8090, Web: www.optelec.co.uk
At the Techshare Conference in Glasgow last year Derek spoke about the Orcam MyEye reading aid. One of our listeners, Martin Whitecross purchased MyEye and has sent us a demonstration of it. But first we hear a repeat of what the device is all about from Derek, then Martin gives his demonstration of this unique reading device.
Tel: 0800 358 5323
Heat Pad and Scarf
Info sound provided this item from Cobolt Systems about a pad and Scarf which you can heat in the Microwave.
Tel: 01493 700172
Playback recently met with Scotland Sounds who are responsible for archiving audio and Film on behalf of the National Museum of Scotland and work with many sound archives in the UK, Robert Kirkwood from RNIB Connect Radio explores the importance of archiving and preserving our archives sound recordings and Talking Books.
More chuckles from David Tanner.