November 15, 2015
The Braille Authority of North America (BANA) voted on November 2, 2012 to adopt Unified English Braille (UEB) as the official braille code of North America. BANA is the organization charged with promoting and facilitating the uses, teaching, and production of braille. BANA is comprised of representatives from 18 different organizations of and for people who are blind and visually impaired, and meets twice a year to promulgate rules, make interpretations, and render opinions and decisions pertaining to all braille codes and their production. In addition to those meetings, technical committee members meet regularly to work on specific tasks in specialty areas relating to braille and tactile materials.