[Ohio-napub] [BANA-Announce] BANA Offers New Publication: The UEB Reader
Mary Nelle McLennan via BANA-Announce
bana-announce at brailleauthority.org
Thu Oct 16 22:17:54 UTC 2014
October 15, 2014
For Immediate Release
CONTACT: Frances Mary DAndrea, Chair
Braille Authority of North America
Email: <mailto:literacy2 at mindspring.com>literacy2 at mindspring.com
BANA Offers New PublicationThe UEB Reader
The Braille Authority of North America (BANA) is
pleased to make available The UEB Reader, a
resource designed to introduce braille readers to
Unified English Braille (UEB). This introductory
hardcopy braille booklet incorporates into one
document several key resources found on the BANA
website. The UEB Reader is available free of charge upon request.
The UEB Reader includes content from BANAs
publication, Overview of Changes from Current
Literary Braille to UEB, plus several example
documents transcribed in UEB for readers to use
as practice. This resource was compiled to help
current braille readers become more familiar with
UEB and to assist braille readers, transcribers,
teachers, and families as they make the transition to UEB.
To receive a free braille copy of The UEB Reader,
contact Kim Charlson at
<mailto:kim.charlson at perkins.org>kim.charlson at perkins.org
with your name and address for mailing purposes.
Requests for the UEB Reader including your name,
address, and phone number can also be left on the
UEB Information Line at 617-972-7248.
NOTE: This press release is available in HTML on
the BANA website at
For additional resource information, visit
The Board of BANA consists of appointed
representatives from seventeen member
organizations of braille producers, transcribers, teachers, and consumers.
The mission of the Braille Authority of North
America is to assure literacy for tactile readers
through the standardization of braille and/or tactile graphics.
The purpose of BANA is to promote and to
facilitate the uses, teaching, and production of
braille. Pursuant to this purpose, BANA will
promulgate rules, make interpretations, and
render opinions pertaining to braille codes and
guidelines for the provisions of literary and
technical materials and related forms and formats
of embossed materials now in existence or to be
developed in the future for the use of blind
persons in North America. When appropriate, BANA
shall accomplish these activities in
international collaboration with countries using
English braille. In exercising its function and
authority, BANA shall consider the effects of its
decisions on other existing braille codes and
guidelines, forms and formats; ease of production
by various methods; and acceptability to readers.
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