[blindkid] code changes

Robert Jaquiss rjaquiss at earthlink.net
Sun Dec 22 02:39:58 UTC 2013


     The international organization concerned with English braille is The
International Council on English Braille. Their website is:

     The Braille Authority of North America's web site is:
You can read about the UEB on this site. Hope this helps.



-----Original Message-----
From: blindkid [mailto:blindkid-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of David
Sent: Saturday, December 21, 2013 4:51 PM
To: Blind Kid Mailing List, (for parents of blind children)
Subject: Re: [blindkid] code changes

The Braille Authority is actually the Braille Authority of North America.
There is an international organization, whoes name I can't quite remember at
the moment.

The U.S. has decided to adopt UEB, the Unified English Braille code, most of
the other english-speaking countries have already done so.  It is somewhat
different, but not that much.  Some contractions are dropped, and some used
slightly differently, but existing Braille readers will have no problems
reading it.  Also, we are not eliminating Nemeth, it will still be used for
math and science in the u.s.


At 06:22 PM 12/21/2013, you wrote:
>Apparently, there is an international coalition for some English 
>speaking nations called the Braille Authority.
>They came up with this Unified English Braille (UEB) to work for 
>English speaking nations.  Their website is 
>http://www.brailleauthority.org/ and there you will find, on the home 
>page, a link for "Find out more about Unified English Braille (UEB).  
>It seems like they are doing away with Nemith and replacing alot of 
>On 12/21/2013 6:10 PM, hpscheffer at aol.com wrote:
>>Hi, has anyone heard of the braille code changes that are proposed and 
>>will happen in 2016? I like to get information about it, I understand 
>>it is the Braille Authority, and another question who is the Braille 
>>Authority and who made them an Authority?
>>I want to get educated about all of this, if any of you has info it 
>>would be a good place to start. I'm surprised this has not come up on the

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