[blindkid] code changes

hpscheffer at aol.com hpscheffer at aol.com
Sun Dec 22 16:07:40 UTC 2013


Thank you all for responding, I gathering points of view as well as understanding the potential changes.


Heidi



-----Original Message-----
From: Penny Duffy <pennyduffy at gmail.com>
To: Blind Kid Mailing List, (for parents of blind children) <blindkid at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Sun, Dec 22, 2013 10:46 am
Subject: Re: [blindkid] code changes


As everyone already said UEB is a lot like the braille we use right
now with some changes. Braille readers transition pretty easy. Some
words just feel weird to some very proficient braille readers though
they transition really real.  Like for fast print reader many people
read by partly by the shapes of the word the same is true for many
fast braille readers.

Also Nemith is still and will remain so the standard for Math in the
BANA countries.

Here is a link that shows some of the changes. The kids will transition great.

Who made BANA the authority?
Here is the list of the BANA members
http://www.brailleauthority.org/aboutbana/current_directory.html
which includes reps from the major organization of blind people
including the NFB. Who approved the adoption of UEB in its national
convention of 2012.

-Penny

On Sun, Dec 22, 2013 at 12:50 AM, Steve Jacobson
<steve.jacobson at visi.com> wrote:
> I'm sorry, but this is not accurate.  BANA is a North American organization, 
and it was decided to keep Nemeth as the vehicle for math and science.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Steve Jacobson
>
> On Sat, 21 Dec 2013 19:22:01 -0500, Gustave Jonas wrote:
>
>>Apparently, there is an international coalition for some English
>>speaking nations called the Braille Authority.
>>They came up with this Unified English Braille (UEB) to work for English
>>speaking nations.  Their website is http://www.brailleauthority.org/ and
>>there you will find, on the home page, a link for "Find out more about
>>Unified English Braille (UEB).  It seems like they are doing away with
>>Nemith and replacing alot of symbols.
>
>>On 12/21/2013 6:10 PM, hpscheffer at aol.com wrote:
>>> Hi, has anyone heard of the braille code changes that are proposed and will 
happen in 2016? I like to get information about it, I understand it is the
> Braille Authority, and another question who is the Braille Authority and who 
made them an Authority?
>>> I want to get educated about all of this, if any of you has info it would be 
a good place to start. I'm surprised this has not come up on the list.
>>>
>>>
>>> Heidi
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