[Pibe-division] BANA Launches Blog - Welcomes Your Comments

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Wed Apr 25 19:24:37 CDT 2012

>Press Release
>April 2012
>For Immediate Release
>CONTACT: Frances Mary D’Andrea, Chair
>Braille Authority of <?xml:namespace prefix = 
>st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /> North America
>Phone: 412-521-5797
>Email: <mailto:literacy2 at mindspring.com>literacy2 at mindspring.com
>BANA Blog Welcomes Your Comments
>Expanding its social media contact points, BANA 
>has added a blog to its website. The blog gives 
>all those interested in the work of BANA a 
>chance to read about and comment on BANA's current and ongoing activities.
>Just follow the "BANA Blog" link on the BANA 
>you will be able to read posts by the Braille 
>Authority of North America as well as by readers 
>who respond. You can leave a comment by clicking 
>on the title of the post, which serves as a link 
>to the comment form. You can also reach the 
>comment form by clicking on the speech balloon 
>icon. You do not have to register on the blog site to be able to post comments.
>You can also follow the work of BANA by signing 
>up for BANA-Announce, a one-way email list that 
>disseminates news and information from the BANA 
>Board and its 18 working committees. To join 
>this news list, send a blank email message to 
><mailto:bana-announce-subscribe at brailleauthority.org>bana-announce-subscribe at brailleauthority.org 
>and follow the directions in the confirmation 
>email that will be sent in response. You can 
>also follow BANA on Facebook and Twitter!
>For additional resource information, visit 
>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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