Selections from BANA's UEB page of particular interest to teachers and transcribers.
Click on the following links for more information on each topic. All materials produced by BANA have been approved by the BANA Board. Materials listed here from other sources are provided for your information and convenience. Inclusion on this website does not indicate BANA's endorsement.
- UEB to EBAE Comparison: Transitioning to UEB — Barb Lhotka developed this convenient guide for teachers and transcribers to quickly compare the two codes.
- UEB/EBAE Assessment Checklist — Tina Peaslee, a transcriber in Utah, developed this handy checklist for teachers to keep track of the braille symbols their students have learned.
- Checklist of Braille Literacy Skills — Devised by Carmen Willings, this handy chart can help teachers keep track of which UEB contractions and symbols students are familiar with.
- Nemeth or UEB: Factors and Considerations for Math Code — Developed by the Indiana UEB Implementation Sub-Committee, this resource can be used by IEP teams as they discuss individual needs of students regarding technical materials.
- The Hitchhiker's Guide to UEB Maths — This document was created by teachers in New Zealand as a quick reference for technical materials in UEB. Available for download from http://www.banzat.org.nz/documents/HHGMaths.pdf
- UEB Curriculum for Braille Students — This free resource presents a series of 10 lessons for students who are making the transition from EBAE to UEB. Developed by Catherine Summ and Suzanne Cappiello, the lessons are available on the "Paths to Literacy" website from Perkins. http://www.pathstoliteracy.org/blog/ueb-curriculum-braille-students
- Supplementary Guide to UEB Reference Materials — An index to the Rules of UEB 2013, developed by braille transcribers Peggy Spiess and Trumbull Ogilby, Oregon Textbook and Media Center/Willamette Educational Service District, Salem, Oregon.
- Canadian Technical Course — This resource is a short self-study set of materials that provides additional information about using UEB for math and science. This course can be downloaded as electronic files in print or braille.
Print (PDF): http://www.cnib.ca/en/living/braille/Documents/UEB-TECHNICAL-151214.pdf
Braille (BRF): http://www.cnib.ca/en/living/braille/Documents/UEB-TECHNICAL-151214.brf
- Duxbury UEB Chart — Duxbury's one-page chart listing the contractions and short forms in alphabetical order is available at http://duxburysystems.com/images/ueb_black.pdf
- UEB Chart from Canadian Assistive Technology (formerly Aroga Technologies UEB Chart) — Canadian Assistive Technology presents the UEB contractions and symbols by category, available at https://mailchi.mp/canasstech/unified-english-braille-chart
Braille-ready file version is attached here: BRF
- UEB Fact Sheet for School Administrators — PDF
- "Braille Basics Plus" — Written by Merry-Noel Chamberlain (edited by Faye Miller), this print resource provides parents with an overview of UEB. Available from http://pdrib.com/downloads/Braille-Basics-Plus.pdf
- UEB Maths Practice Exercises — UKAAF has a page that includes practice exercises in higher level math (along with an answer key) taken from their Technical UEB course. This link goes to the page that has .pdf, .docx, and .brf versions: http://www.ukaaf.org/braille/ueb/ueb-maths-practice-exercises/
- Assessment of Braille Literacy Skills: UEB and EBAE, 2nd Ed. — This priced publication can be purchased from Texas Region IV and provides a tool for educators to document braille skills and knowledge. Order from the following link: http://www.region4store.com/Catalog.aspx?catid=347927&itmid=1196188
- Burns Braille Guide: A Quick Reference to Unified English Braille, 2nd Ed. — This new edition of an old favorite is a priced publication available from AFB Press. Order from the following link: http://www.afb.org/store/Pages/ShoppingCart/HomePage.aspx
- UEB Too — A complete revision of the "Braille Too" curriculum materials, this priced resource is designed for middle and high school students who are learning UEB. Available from BRL2 Publishing; ordering information available from http://www.brl2.com/home.html
- The McDuffy Reader: A Braille Primer for Adults — This instructional guide for beginning adult braille readers is now available in UEB. The book presents first uncontracted braille, then the braille contractions in logical groups. The book contains eighty-nine braille pages in one volume. The UEB edition of the McDuffy Reader is available from the National Federation of the Blind Independence Market via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and via phone at (410) 659-9314, extension 2216.
- Mangold Basic Braille Program — Unit 3 of this program introduces UEB contractions and rules. http://exceptionalteaching.com/mangold-basic-braille-program-kits-unit-3-ueb-contractions-89-169/
- A Braille Spelling Dictionary for Beginning Writers — from National Braille Press, containing 1,400 entries in uncontracted an contracted braille now available in UEB. http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/SPELL-UEB.html
- Unified English Braille (UEB) Practice Sentences — A comprehensive revision of Literary Braille Practice Sentences, by Mangold and Becker. This priced resource contains sequential sentences for elementary to adult. Matching print/simulated braille sentences are helpful for teachers, staff, parents. Teacher and student editions are available in print and hard copy braille. For more information, email email@example.com
- Using UEB for Mathematics and Using UEB for Science — These resources are being sold through RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) in the United Kingdom. Both books are available in print or in braille, and may be purchased with a credit card from RNIB's online store, or you may call them for other purchase options. (Note: RNIB also sells the UEB Rulebook in print and braille if people prefer to have a paper copy.)
- Math Window — Math teaching tools available for both UEB and for Nemeth. Kits available for basic math as well as algebra and geometry. http://www.mathwindow.com
- Braille Lessons — Retired teacher Louise Johnson has devised this book, Braille Lessons for Sighted People as a resource for parents, paraprofessionals, and others who read print and are interested in braille. While this manual does not cover every rule and symbol in UEB, it introduces the most common ones. For more information, visit www.kesterbraille.com
- Braille Enthusiast's Dictionary: Unified English Braille — From SCALARS Publishing, this resource lists approximately 30,000 words and shows how to transcribe them into UEB. For more information, visit http://www.scalarspublishing.com.
- Just Enough to Know Better — National Braille Press has updated their parent resource to UEB! Just Enough to Know Better presents the braille code in a self-paced workbook to parents who wish to know enough braille to keep up with their youngsters. For more information, visit http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/JETKB-UEB.html