[nfb-talk] Fwd: [BANA-Announce] BANA to Hold Fall Meeting in Alexandria, VA

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Wed Oct 8 01:09:25 UTC 2014

>Press Release
>October 2014
>For Immediate Release
>CONTACT: Frances Mary D’Andrea, Chair
>Braille Authority of North America
>Phone: 412-521-5797
>Email: <mailto:literacy2 at mindspring.com>literacy2 at mindspring.com
>BANA to Hold 2014 Fall Meeting in Alexandria, VA, November 7–9
>The Braille Authority of North America (BANA), 
>which meets face-to-face semiannually, will hold 
>its 2014 fall meeting November 7–9 in 
>Alexandria, VA. This meeting will be hosted by 
>the Association for Education and Rehabilitation 
>of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER), a BANA 
>member organization. Meetings­including an Open 
>Forum on Saturday, November 8­will take place at 
>the AER headquarters, which is located at 1703 
>N. Beauregard Street, Suite 440, Alexandria, VA 22311.
>Items on the Board’s agenda include updates of 
>BANA’s numerous ongoing projects. The Board will 
>review formal reports from all of BANA's 
>technical committees such as music, math, 
>foreign language, and tactile graphics and will 
>take action on recommendations when appropriate.
>As always, interested parties are invited to 
>observe the BANA Board meetings. If you are 
>interested in observing the BANA meeting, please 
>contact BANA Chair Frances Mary D’Andrea at 
>412-521-5797 or by email at 
><mailto:literacy2 at mindspring.com>literacy2 at mindspring.com.
>On Saturday, November 8, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 
>PM, BANA will host an Open Forum at the AER 
>headquarters. The Open Forum agenda will include 
>an overview of progress made toward the 
>transition to Unified English Braille, as well 
>as ongoing plans for informing braille readers 
>and preparing educators and transcribers about 
>specific code changes. Participants will also be 
>given the opportunity to read and discuss example documents transcribed in UEB.
>This event provides a venue for participants to 
>discuss braille with the Board and to learn more 
>about the workings of BANA. Open Forum 
>participants are encouraged to express their 
>views and suggestions surrounding braille and 
>its future. Braille readers, teachers, and 
>students as well as producers and distributors 
>of braille are encouraged to take advantage of 
>this opportunity to participate in a round-table 
>discussion with the members of the BANA Board. 
>To reserve your space at the Open Forum and to 
>help ensure accurate counts for handouts, 
>contact Frances Mary D’Andrea as indicated above.
>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.
>BANA-Announce mailing list
>BANA-Announce at brailleauthority.org

         David Andrews and long white cane Harry.
E-Mail:  dandrews at visi.com or david.andrews at nfbnet.org
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