Dear valued clients, members, volunteers and our broader community,
Braille House has put into place precautionary measures to protect the health and safety of our community. While at this stage the advice is that the risk is low, we want to assure you that we are taking sensible steps to minimise risk for our clients, members, volunteers and staff as well as the community in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
We believe the current situation impacts our ability to proceed with some fundraising activities such as events (due to government advice to limit mass gatherings and practice social distancing). We wanted to provide information on changes to everybody as early as possible to minimise any inconvenience and allow you to still participate.
We regret to advise that 2 events set to take place at Braille House have been postponed until further notice, these are: Stories and Playtime at Braille House on April 6 and The Braille House Community Fair on May 16. Also, we will not be available for our regular Braille Awareness Shows to visit any Schools, Kindergartens or Child Care Centres until further notice and we apologise for any inconvenience.
Bookshop 507 will continue to remain open in-line with government advice and we currently have a book sale where every book is 50% off (No book over $2.50) until March 28. The Free Author Events will go ahead as scheduled although they have now all been moved to Facebook Live events and registration will open 1 week prior. Make sure you like and follow the Braille House page for updates on event registrations.
March 28, 11am– Jodie Lane – Free Author Event (Facebook live – Registration open on the Braille House Facebook page from Saturday March 21)
April 18, 11am – Jan-Andrew Henderson – Free Author Event (Facebook live)
May 30, 11am – Karen Tyrell – Free Author Event (Facebook live)
June 27, 11am – Rosalie Enstrom – Free Author Event (Facebook live)
You will be able to join the conversation, ask questions, order signed copies and participate through the Braille House Facebook page.
We have taken steps such as increasing the availability of hand sanitiser, soap and antibacterial wipes as a precautionary measure for any visitor to Braille House and we are confident that this situation will only strengthen our service to you into the future.
We do not expect there to be any significant disruption to the products and services that we provide, and we will continue to operate and at this stage. You can still borrow from our library including the latest magazines and books that are continually being transcribed (Which is good as you may be stuck at home). We will be in discussion individually with our tutoring clients and we are also taking requests for any transcription work that you may require. We aim to provide as much information as we can so please like and follow our social media pages for up-to-date information. In these uncertain times, our priority is looking after each other and continuing to provide our services to those who are blind or have low vision.
Stay safe during this challenging period and look forward to being able to return to normality soon.
Please feel free to contact Braille House on 07 3848 5257