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Unified English Braille Code: Overview of Changes

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Missouri School for the Blind

The Braille Authority of North America (BANA) is the rule setting body that establishes the codes and guidelines for braille use in North America. BANA has voted to adopt the Unified English Braille Code (UEB). UEB will replace the current literary braille code, English Braille American Edition. January 4, 2016, is the date by which the United States will implement the general use of Unified English Braille. On Thursday, March 27, 2014, Missouri School for the Blind will host Mackenzie Savaiano, doctoral candidate at Vanderbilt University, who will present two two-hour sessions over viewing changes, sharing examples of UEB documents and providing opportunity for hands-on practice. The morning session will run from 9:30-11:30 with the repeat afternoon session running from 1:00-3:00. Participants should bring their own equipment and practice materials.

To ensure sufficient space, please register by Thursday, March 20.

For more information, contact:

Jennie Mascheck, Outreach Services

314-776-4320, ext. 1250

314-773-3762 (fax)


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Boston College (deafblindness)
California State University, Los Angeles (VI, O&M)
California State University, Northridge (deafblindness)
Columbia University (deafblindness)
Dominican College (VI)
Eastern Michigan University (VI)
Florida State University (VI, O&M)
Hunter College of the City University of New York (deafblindness, VI, O&M)
Illinois State University (VI)
Kutztown State University (VI)
Massey University at Albany (O&M)
Missouri State University (VI, O&M)
Mohawk College (O&M)
North Carolina Central University (deafblindness, VI, O&M)
Northern Illinois University (VI, O&M)
Ohio State University (VI)
Peabody College for Teachers at Vanderbilt University (VI)
Pennsylvania College of Optometry (VI)
Portland State University (VI)
San Diego State University (deafblindness)
San Francisco State University (VI, O&M)
South Carolina State University (O&M)
Stephen F. Austin State University (VI, O&M)
Teachers College, Columbia University (VI)
Texas Tech University (deafblindness, VI, O&M)
University of Alabama at Birmingham (deafblindness, VI)
University of Arizona (deafblindness, VI)
University of Arkansas at Little Rock (VI, O&M)
University of Kansas (deafblindness)
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University of Massachusetts at Boston (VI)
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University of Northern Colorado (VI)
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