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      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.




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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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