[Nfb-announce] BANA Fall Open Forum Announcement
Kim.Charlson at Perkins.org
Kim.Charlson at Perkins.org
Thu Aug 6 10:49:25 CDT 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Judith Dixon, Chairperson
Braille Authority of North America
E-MAIL: <mailto:jdix at loc.gov>jdix at loc.gov
BANA Sponsors Open Forum and Holds Fall Meeting
The Braille Authority of North America (BANA) will hold its fall
meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from September 25-27, 2009. This
meeting is being hosted by the American Foundation for the Blind
(AFB), a BANA member organization.
A centerpiece of the two and a half day meeting will be the Open
Forum, which BANA holds during each of its semiannual meetings.
Saturday, September 26, 2009, 10:00 a.m-12:00 p.m.
BANA Open Forum -- Tell it to BANA!
5th Floor Colloquium Room
W.W. Posvar Hall (School of Education Building)
230 South Bouquet Street
University of Pittsburgh
Judith Dixon, BANA Chair, and the other members of the Braille
Authority of North America are extending an invitation to this forum
because we want to hear from braille readers (of all ages) and from
educators, transcribers, proofreaders, and parents regarding their
thoughts about braille. There will be plenty of opportunity for
participants to learn more about how BANA functions and about current
BANA projects. Don't miss this opportunity to ask questions and voice
your opinions on braille by attending this Open Forum. To reserve
your spot at the Forum and to help ensure accurate counts for
handouts, contact Frances Mary D'Andrea at 412-521-5797 or e-mail
fmd22 at pitt.edu no later than Monday, September 14.
The three-day fall board meeting of the Braille Authority of North
America will be held at the University of Pittsburgh, in Posvar Hall
in the 5th Floor Colloquium Room. The BANA meeting begins at 9:00
a.m. on Friday, September 25, and ends at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday,
Guests are welcome to attend any portion of the BANA meeting and
observe the deliberations. Space is limited, so to reserve a seat,
please contact BANA Chair Judith Dixon to register your desire to
observe any or all of the BANA proceedings.
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.
For additional resource information, visit www.brailleauthority.org.
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