supporting blind and partially sighted people eet RNIB Braille Chronology Taken from 'The Royal National Institute for the Blind 1868-1956' by Mary G Thomas (1957) 1868 RNIB founded by Dr T R Armitage (known then as the British and Foreign Society for Improving the Embossed Literature for the Blind). 1870 Executive Council of the BFBA sponsored braille type; first braille plates prepared and braille writing frames produced. 1871 'Key to Braille Alphabet and music notation' published. 1881 First braille magazine 'Progress' published. 1892 Auxiliary Union of BFBA primarily to co-ordinate work of voluntary braille writers. 1903 Letterpress magazine 'The Braille Review' published. 1905 British braille adopted by conference in Edinburgh. 1907 Braille weekly edition of 'Daily Mail' issued on behalf of proprietors. 1909 'Braille Literary Journal' first published. 1910 'Braille Musical Magazine' first issued. 1912 Embossing of devotional magazine 'Channels of Blessing' begun. ed charity number 226227 1914 Leeds embossed books fund and Armitage Fund established. 1927 Braille Radio times first published. 1929 International Congress in braille music in Paris. Monthly braille edition of Punch (discontinued in 1939). First issue of the 'The Venture' for blind scouts and guides. 1933 Standard English Braille (SEB) adopted for all the Institute's publications. 1934 Upward braille writer devised (Pyke-Glauser). 1938 Braille Pandas first published. 1951 New Beacon first issued in braille edition. 1952 Braille Centenary Exhibition held at the Institute (100 years since the death of Louis Braille). 1954 Braille edition of 'The Listener' published. International conference on Braille Music in Paris. Vacuum forming braille process put into operation. 1955 Display of embossed books by the RNIB at the 'Sunday Times' book exhibition, Royal Festival Hall. 1956 Solid Dot Braille apparatus installed at RNIB.
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