[nfb-talk] Fwd: [BANA-Announce] BANA to Hold Fall Meeting in Atlanta, November 3 - 5, 2016

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Tue Oct 25 00:40:56 UTC 2016

>Press Release
>October 2016
>For Immediate Release
>Contact: Jennifer Dunnam, Chair
>Braille Authority of North America
>chair at brailleauthority.org
>BANA Announces Fall Meeting in Atlanta,
>Holds Final UEB Forum
>The Braille Authority of North America (BANA) 
>announces its fall meeting, which will take 
>place November 3–5, 2016, in Atlanta, Georgia. 
>Hosted by the American Foundation for the Blind, 
>a BANA member organization, this meeting will be 
>held at the Center for the Visually Impaired, 
>739 West Peachtree Street N.W., Atlanta, 30308. 
>Guests are welcome at BANA Board meetings where 
>they can observe deliberations. Space is 
>limited. To reserve a seat, please contact BANA 
>Chair Jennifer Dunnam. Items on the agenda will 
>include reports from all BANA committees as well 
>as discussion of works in progress such as the 
>updated version of Guidelines and Standards for 
>Tactile Graphics and the soon-to-be-released 
>Braille Formats: Principles of Print-to-Braille Transcription, 2016.
>BANA held its fourth and final UEB (Unified 
>English Braille) Transition Forum on October 6, 
>2016, in Louisville, Kentucky, in conjunction 
>with the Annual Meeting of the American Printing 
>House for the Blind. Prior to the forum, 
>delegates completed a survey that included 
>questions about needed UEB resources as well as 
>resources their state or organization has 
>developed. At the forum, delegates reported on 
>those developed resources, provided updates on 
>various aspects of UEB implementation, and 
>generated ideas about how to deal with issues 
>such as delivering ongoing UEB training to students and teachers.
>NOTE: This press release is available in HTML on 
>the BANA website at 
>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.
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