[nobe-l] Fwd: [BANA-Announce] BANA Announces Part 2 of Article: The Evolution of Braille: Can the Past Help Plan the Future

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Sat Oct 29 19:47:00 UTC 2011

>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
>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.
>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 Braille21 conference in Leipzig, 
>Germany. If you are interested in attending the 
>BANA meeting, please contact Chair Judy Dixon to reserve space.
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>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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