Unified English Braille Take 2 Training, Updates and Implementation - A Hands on Experience

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Session Dates

Thursday October 29, 2015 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday October 30, 2015 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM


This training is a replication of the August 2015 Low Incidence Institute so all Pennsylvania teachers of students with visual impairments receive training on the Unified English Braille (UEB) code that will be implemented in the United States on January 4, 2016. An explanation of the changes between UEB and current code will be provided and discussed. Participants will have daily opportunities for hands-on practice of various UEB examples with discussion to follow. This training will focus on “literary” materials as well as technical materials. Example documents transcribed in UEB will be reviewed. Participants will also engage in a discussion regarding the Pennsylvania proposed state implementation plan.


Participants will:

  • Discuss the changes between current code and UEB: impetus for the changes in the code and implications for braille instruction and transcription
  • Discuss the rationale for UEB development
  • Demonstrate understanding of basic principles of UEB by brailling example sentences
  • Review UEB math basics and demonstrate understanding by brailling example problems
  • Discuss the BANA Nemeth-UEB provisional guidance document and its impact on math materials
  • Discuss current status of UEB in United States and other countries
  • Discuss implementation efforts in the U.S. and in Pennsylvania in particular

Target Audience

Teachers,speech and language clinicians,audiologists, paraprofessionals, occupational therapists, physical therapists, consultants, service coordinators, and administrators are invited to attend

Individuals attending this course must arrive on time and stay the duration of the course in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours. Requests for exceptions are to be brought to the attention of the individual´s Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.

Topics Covered: Visual Impairment/Blind

Event Info

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Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


Frances Mary D´Andrea

Event Contact:


Patty Panuccio
(800) 446-5607