[Greater-baltimore] Judy Dixon wants reservations for this Thursday BANA meeting at NCB

Rovig, Lorraine LRovig at nfb.org
Mon Oct 31 14:02:23 UTC 2011

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Subject: [BANA-Announce] BANA Announces... [2 items]

Press Release October 2011
For Immediate Release

CONTACT: Judy Dixon, Chair
Braille Authority of North America
Phone: 202-707-0722;
Email: jdix at loc.gov 

ITEM 1:  BANA will meet on November 3-6, 2011, in 
Baltimore, MD. Guests are invited to attend BANA 
Board meetings and to observe the deliberations. 
The Board's agenda includes reports from all of 
BANA's committees as well as from September's 
World Congress Braille 21 conference in Leipzig, 
Germany. If you are interested in attending the 
BANA meeting, please contact Chair Judy Dixon to reserve space.

Item 2: BANA Publishes Part Two of Article on the Evolution of Braille

The Braille Authority of North America (BANA) 
has recently released the second segment of a 
three-part article on the evolution of braille. 
In this piece, BANA focuses on the complexities 
of code building as well as on current 
challenges in transcription, translation, and backtranslation of braille.

Parts One and Two of "The Evolution of Braille: 
Can the Past Help Plan the Future?" are now 
posted on the BANA website at: 
The final segment of this significant article 
will be released in early December. BANA will 
announce its publication through press releases and email announcements.

Follow BANA's work via BANA-Announce, a one-way 
email list that shares news and information. To 
join this list, send a blank email to 
<mailto:bana-announce-subscribe at brailleauthority.orgbana-announce-subscribe@brailleauthority.org 
and follow the directions in the confirmation email.

The mission and purpose of the Braille Authority 
of North America are to assure literacy for 
tactile readers through the standardization of 
braille and/or tactile graphics. BANA promotes 
and facilitates the use, teaching, and 
production of braille. It publishes rules, 
interprets, and renders opinions pertaining to 
braille in all existing codes. It deals with 
codes now in existence or to be developed in the 
future, in collaboration with other countries 
using English braille. In exercising its 
function and authority, BANA considers the 
effects of its decisions on other existing 
braille codes and formats; the ease of 
production by various methods; and acceptability to readers.

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