[nfb-talk] Fwd: [BANA-Announce] Music Braille Code, 2015 Now Available on the BANA Website!

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Mon Jul 4 02:52:26 UTC 2016

>BANA logo
>Publication Announcement
>June 30, 2016
>Immediate Release
>BANA is extremely pleased to announce the 
>publication of the expanded Braille Music Code, 
>2015. This completely revised publication is 
>available for free download in two electronic 
>versions­PDF and BRF, which are available on the 
>BANA website at 
>Hardcopy versions will be produced and sold by 
>the American Printing House for the Blind.
>BANA expresses its gratitude to the dedicated 
>members of our Music Braille Committee whose 
>remarkable commitment, diligence, and expertise 
>made this publication a reality.
>NOTE: This press release is available in HTML on 
>the BANA website at 
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>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.
>For more information, visit 
>Contact: Jennifer Dunnam, Chair
>Braille Authority of North America
>chair at brailleauthority.org
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