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  • The following resources are frequently referenced by braille producers on AMP. If you’d like to suggest a resource, please contact us!

    Primary sources for braille transcription education in North America

    Braille Authority of North America (BANA) – Responsible for the standardization of braille and tactile graphics, BANA offers free downloadable braille codebooks in PDF and BRF, including Braille Formats, 2016, Music Braille Code, 2015, and The ABCs of UEB. The Guidelines and Standards for Tactile Graphics, 2010 publication can be viewed in HTML and downloaded in PDF.

    Illinois Braille Series – Program available from APH for teaching literary braille.

    National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) – Provides a comprehensive array of braille learning and reading resources, including the general Braille Information page.

    National Federation of the Blind – Provides information on NLS braille transcribing and proofreading certification courses, along with a Music Braille Transcribing Course.

    National Braille Association– Produces Diacritics and More, 2015, and the 2018 Braille Formats Study Guide.

    Additional organizations providing UEB education

    Introduction to UEB Foreign Language Transcription: PDF download: Melissa Pavo-Zehr, California Transcribers and Educators for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Quickly and comprehensively explains UEB foreign language transcription.

    International Council on English Braille The Rules of Unified English Braille, 2nd Edition, provides comprehensive rules for transcribing UEB code, and the Guidelines for Technical Materials provides “information and examples to produce Mathematics, Science and Computer notation in Unified English Braille.”

    Unified English Braille for Math: For Sighted Learners: PDF download: Heather Harland and Cheryl Roberts, Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired, 2014. Provides rules for numbers in Unified English Braille.

    Specialist Braille Codes Explained: Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). Provides glossary of specialist braille codes, including chess, music, mathematics, computer, and Welsh.

    World Braille Usage, 3rd Edition: International Council on English Braille, Perkins School for the Blind, National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2013. Compiles braille codes for foreign languages. Available in PDF and BRF.