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Unified English Braille Code (UEB)


On November 2, 2012, the Braille Authority of North America (BANA) passed the motion to officially adopt the Unified English Braille code or UEB in the United States. In November 2013, BANA affirmed January 4, 2016 as the date by which the United States will implement the general use of the UEB. This action was based on a year of dialogue and planning that included the UEB Transition Forum, held on October 16, 2013. The forum involved 48 delegates representing 31 organizations from the braille community. Read more about the motion to adopt UEB.

The IERC has been preparing for the rollout of UEB since 2012. Our braille transcribers have trained and received certification in the new code and have actively been transcribing instructional materials in UEB. The IERC has worked closely with the Indiana State University Blumberg Center, PASS Project, to develop and conduct training for teachers and paraprofessionals who will be responsible for instructing our braille readers in the new code. Student instruction has begun for all grades and the IERC is transcribing all new requests in UEB and UEB/Nemeth.

Indiana UEB Implementation Timeline Webpage | PDF version of UEB Implementation Timeline
Indiana UEB Position Statement Webpage PDF version of UEB Position Statement
Nemeth UEB Factors and Considerations for Math Code Indiana
UEB and Nemeth Code Power Point PDF version

Considerations for States Providing Materials in Braille, NCEO Webpage

If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Leslie Durst at 317-554-2740 or 800-833-2198: email: Leslie Durst

To read more about the UEB, please visit BANA or International Council on English Braille.

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