Contribute an article

If you are a young person who is blind or visually impaired and uses braille as your main way to read and write you are welcome to contribute an article, joke or puzzle to the Tactile Times.
The recommended length is 100-300 words.
You can contribute anything that you think is suitable for the Tactile Times based on past issues. If you think your article is not ready to go in the newspaper yet, edit it.
Copy deadlines and publishing dates are published in the useful information part of the website and on our blog and social media accounts.

Once you have written your article Contact us and attach your article to the email you send us in an accessible format.
VIP = Visually impaired or blind person (aka young braillist)

Sections of this page

Tips and ideas for what to contribute
Tips for making your contribution accessible

Tips and ideas

Below we have listed all the main sections of the newspaper, along with ideas on what would fit well in them. Feel free to contribute something which isn't in this list, and do contact us if you think something should be added to the list.

Events section

News

Technology

Jokes

Sport

Games

Music - coming in Issue 4

As this section is still a work in progress, do send us any other articles you think would be appropriate (if you are a VIP/young braillist)

Languages - coming in Issue 4

As this section is still a work in progress, do send us any other articles you think would be appropriate (if you are VIP/young braillist)
You can contribute things that are not listed above as well! VIP = Visually impaired or blind person who has some experience with braille (aka young braillist)

What formats and styles are accessible?

Have a look at our tips below and see what you can do.