Friday, May 23, 2014
Learn the Braille Alphabet at Trade School Dublin
*******Trade School Dublin June 7th session cancelled :( Its likely my class will go ahead at a later date so keep an eye on the website for another date *******
I'll be giving a crash course in the Braille alphabet at Trade School Dublin at 11.30 am Saturday June 7th. You can sign up here. Its a really cool project on Dominick Street, an area of Dublin that's changing from the grass roots upwards. I think this part of town is one to watch.
So what exactly is Trade School?
"Trade School Dublin is an alternative learning community that runs on barter. Trade School helps people share skills, ideas, experiences and resources ... Trade School celebrates hands on knowledge and experience. It is a place to learn with other people who value practical wisdom, mutual aid, and the social nature of exchange.
Trade School is not about promoting brands, projects or companies - people offer to teach something they are skilled at or passionate about that they want to share with others. Classes can be on anything from computer skills, baking bread, philosophy, bicycle repair, brick casting, growing food, how to play the blues or circus skills.
Students and teachers gather in a space that is made available by Trade School organisers. Students give barter items to the teacher, and class begins.
Barter does not mean haggling or bargaining. It simply means the social exchange that takes place when you offer someone an object, some advice, or a new skill in exchange for their knowledge."
What will the class be about?
Once you start looking for it, Braille is everywhere. A fundamental part of the city for people who are blind and vision impaired. Are you curious about the bumps on the stop button on the bus? What about in the lift in your building? Then this is the class for you. Learn the Braille alphabet and discover a side of the unseen city.