Bristol Braille Technology CIC

Alt: Canute 360 logo

Alt: Photo of Canute 360 on a desk. Black chassis, white buttons, nine lines of 40 cells of Braille each.

Alt: 2019 photo of seven members of the Canute team in the workshop, each holding up a Canute 360, six of which are boxed and ready to ship.

Alt: Close-up of Canute 360 white front buttons and white Braille display against a black chassis.

Alt: Canute 360 being assembled, without its topsheet, exposing the button circuitry on the left side, with two pairs of hands working on it.

Alt: Close-up of Canute 360 on a desk, showing a full page of Braille, with a small hand frame and stylus on its surface for size comparison.

Canute 360, the world’s first and only affordable multi-line Braille e-reader.

Electronic Braille: reimagined.

“Access to communication in the widest sense is access to knowledge … Braille is knowledge and knowledge is power.” — Louis Braille

Canute 360 is the world’s first affordable, multi-line refreshable Braille. It has nine lines not one, 360 cells not 40, and costs $7 per cell not $70.

With the Canute 360’s nine lines music notation, literature, tables, spreadsheets, charts, mathematical formulae and spacial diagrams are vastly more useful and pleasurable for the Braille reader.

What can Canute do for you?

Alt: National Federation of the Blind, Dr Jacob Bolotin Award logo, with photo of prize giving.

Alt: Louis Braille Touch of Genius Prize for Innovation logo.

Alt: Deutscher eBook Award banner, with photo of prize giving.

Alt: AbilityNet Tech4Good Award logo.

Winners of the 2019 NFB Dr Jacob Bolotin Award, the 2019 NBP Touch of Genius Award, the 2017 Deutscher eBook Award and the 2017 AbilityNet Tech4Good Award.

Our response to the Covid-19 pandemic

Bristol Braille is working closely with our friends and colleagues in the Braillists Foundation to support the community through the current pandemic. For all the latest help and resources please visit the Braillists website.

For the effect the virus is having on Canute production and distribution please visit our ordering page.