The National Certification in Unified English Braille workshop is designed to assist both professionals and consumers to become familiar with the Unified English Braille (UEB) code and to prepare to become certified in its use. As of 2016, UEB will be the United States’ official literary braille standard as adopted by the Braille Authority of North America (BANA).
When: Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: LightHouse San Francisco Headquarters
RSVP: By Wednesday, November 12
This workshop will consist of two sections–an overview of the changes in Literary Braille which are contained in UEB and test preparation for the National Certification in Unified English Braille exam. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with materials produced in UEB including specific comparisons with Literary Braille and potential strategies as to how to effectively make the transition to UEB.
Breakfast and check in will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the day will conclude at 4:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided by the Northern California Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (Northern California AER).
Each participant is requested to bring his or her own Perkins braillewriter, slate and stylus, or any electronic note taker that can utilize 6-key entry.
Register for the workshop here. Cost is $25 for blind consumers, $50 for students or $150 for professionals in the blindness field. A certificate of completion will be provided to those requesting continuing education credits.
For more information, please contact Lisamaria Martinez at 415-431-1481 or firstname.lastname@example.org.