BANA Announces Fall Meeting in Atlanta, Holds Final UEB Forum

Press Release
October 2016
For Immediate Release

Contact: Jennifer Dunnam, Chair
Braille Authority of North America

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.

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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