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Bristol Braille Technology receives Idea Fund Award from The Prospectory

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded funding by The Prospectory as part of their ‘I’ve got an idea’ fund. This funding will go towards our ongoing work in enabling tactualisation of digital games so they are accessible for the first time for Braille readers to play via our innovative technology.

A man uses the Canute Console to experience a football match.

The Prospectory was set up by Alison Kidd and Peter Williams in 2001. Alison is an experimental psychologist and Peter was a technical innovator. The ‘I’ve got an idea fund‘ is run in memory of Peter, who died of Motor Neurone Disease in 2019.

Alison said, “Having visited Bristol Braille’s workshop and discussed the project with Ed, it felt a perfect match to the spirit of the Idea Fund, namely a hands-on experimental approach to realising novel technical ideas with a proven social benefit in an area crying out for it.”

We are very excited to be given the opportunity, by the Idea Fund Award, to experiment with tactile gaming for blind people, and all the creative potential we hope that will unlock. We’re also excited to join the ranks of brilliant projects that have previously been backed by the Prospectory.

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