Braille Formats:
Principles of Print-to-Braille Transcription, 2016


NEW RELEASE! Braille Formats: Principles of Print-to-Braille Transcription, 2016!

The 2016 revision of Braille Formats aligns BANA’s braille formatting guidelines with Unified English Braille (UEB).

This version is available as printable PDF files and 40-cell BRF files. Both the PDF and the BRF are downloadable. BANA provides this pre-publication release while the enhanced PDF and HTML versions are being completed. Hard copy print and braille will be available from the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) at a later date.

BANA is grateful to its Braille Formats Committee for their diligent work in making revising BANA’s formats guidelines to align with UEB.

Braille Formats 2016 pre-publication release PDF (large zipped individual PDF files – last uploaded 3/2/17)

Braille Formats 2016 pre-publication release BRF (zipped individual BRF files – last uploaded 3/5/17)

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BANA makes this pre-publication version of Braille Formats, 2016 available for your use and to gather feedback while the BANA Publications Committee finalizes the HTML and enhanced PDF versions that will provide greater accessibility.

We realize that in a technical manual of this length and complexity, you may discover typos or errors. During this pre-publication period, we welcome your feedback on possible errors. You can enter your feedback or questions by clicking the link below. Your message will be sent directly to the Chair of BANA’s Braille Formats Committee, who will reply to you.

We welcome feedback or questions.