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Northamptonshire Association cuts, the Canute electronic braille reader

Duration: 20 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

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Alex Lohman, CEO of Northamptonshire Association of the Blind explains the potential impact of a £73.000 cut to the charity's budget, by Northants County Council.
Tom Walker reported on the launch of the Canute electronic Braille reader and talked to music students James and Katie Risden about the potential help the reader would be with their musical studies. Despite 'on the day' technical errors, which meant opportunities to read music using the Canute were limited, the students recognised the potential of the technology to greatly enhance their music reading.
Tom Walker updated Peter saying that Ed Rogers, the Canute's designer explained that technical errors had prevented the device from working properly on the day of recording, but that these had now been fixed and the Canute is now fully functional.

Presenter: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel. Show less

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