[Pibe-division] Fwd: [bana-announce] BANA Launches Louis Braille 200th Celebration Activities Listing

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Tue Nov 11 03:34:19 CST 2008


>From: <Kim.Charlson at Perkins.org>
>To: <BANA-Announce at brailleauthority.org>
>Subject: [bana-announce] BANA Launches Louis Braille 200th 
>Celebration Activities Listing




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>PRESS RELEASE
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>November 2008
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>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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>CONTACT: Judith Dixon, Chairperson
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>Braille Authority of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = 
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>PHONE: 1-202-707-0722
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>E-MAIL: <mailto:jdix at loc.gov>jdix at loc.gov
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>BANA Helps Celebrate Louis Braille's 200th Birthday
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>January 4, 2009, will be the 200th birthday of the man who created 
>the tactile code that has allowed blind people around the world to 
>read: Louis Braille. Many organizations, schools, agencies, and 
>individuals are planning special celebrations to commemorate this 
>event and to honor Louis Braille and the code he created. The 
>braille code, based on six dots that fit under the fingertips, 
>allows blind people to read books and magazines, math and science 
>materials, music, and foreign languages.
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>The Braille Authority of North America (BANA) has created an area on 
>its web site where announcements of special events can be posted and 
>shared. If your organization is planning an event to help celebrate 
>Braille's birthday, visit 
><http://www.brailleauthority.org/>http://www.brailleauthority.org, 
>and click the link for the form provided to fill in the information 
>about your planned event. The information will then be posted on 
>BANA's web site.
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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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>For additional resource information, visit 
><http://www.brailleauthority.org>www.brailleauthority.org.





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