[Ohio-talk] Fwd: [Pibe-division] Free UEB Transition Course

Marianne Denning marianne at denningweb.com
Tue Dec 9 03:45:42 UTC 2014

I am sharing this for anyone who is interested.  Since NFB promotes
the use of braille I hope several people from Ohio will take advantage
of this course.

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From: Carlton Anne Cook Walker via Pibe-division <pibe-division at nfbnet.org>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 22:23:19 -0500
Subject: [Pibe-division] Free UEB Transition Course
To: "blindkid at nfbnet.org" <blindkid at nfbnet.org>, nabs-l at nfbnet.org,
Pibe-division at nfbnet.org, napub-request at nfbnet.org, napub at nfbnet.org,
pibe-division-request at nfbnet.org

Hadley to Offer Free UEB Transition Course for Professionals
with support from APH

The Hadley School for the Blind is pleased to offer a new “Transitioning to
Unified English Braille” course for professionals beginning in January
2015. The course will be available in print and braille (online version is
in development). Thanks to the American Printing House for the Blind (APH),
this professional course will be tuition-free through the end of calendar
year 2015.

“As the use of technology in education increases, braille becomes more and
more important for students who are blind,” says APH President Tuck
Tinsley.  This course, ‘Transitioning to Unified English Braille,’ the
first of two courses to be developed by Hadley focusing on the new braille
code, will meet a critical need in our field’s transition to UEB.
Students, teachers, parents, administrators, university professors,
pre-service teachers, transcribers, and others can be well prepared for the
January 2016 UEB implementation date.”

The six-lesson course provides a structured approach to learning the
difference between EBAE (English Braille American Edition) and Unified
English Braille (UEB). Abundant examples and exercises will help students
progress easily and transition to the new code. Prerequisites include
strong contracted reading and writing skills in EBAE or SEB (Standard
English Braille).

“Hadley is proud to be at the forefront of providing training on UEB,” says
Hadley President Chuck Young. “Teaching the teachers braille – to support
their visually impaired clients and students -- is central to our mission
of promoting independent living through lifelong learning for people who
are blind or visually impaired.”

“Transitioning to Unified English Braille” also will be offered to students
in Hadley’s Adult Continuing Education/High School Program and Family
Education Program, free of charge on an ongoing basis.

To pre-enroll in this “Transitioning to Unified English Braille” course due
out in January, please contact Student Services at 800-526-9909 or via
email at student_services at hadley.edu<mailto:student_services at hadley.edu>.
You may also visit www.hadley.edu/UEB<http://www.hadley.edu/UEB>.

For more information about the American Printing House for the Blind, visit

Carlton Anne Cook Walker
Attorney at Law
President, National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Teacher of Students with Blindness/Visual Impairment
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Boiling Springs, PA   17007
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