Unified English Braille (UEB) is a braille code designed by the International Council on English Braille (ICEB) to provide a single code that can be used for literary and technical materials throughout the English-speaking world. UEB is used in these countries:
- Australia – adopted May 2005 (doc, 20kb) and fully implemented by 2010
- Canada – adopted April 2010 and implemented 4 January 2016
- Ghana – implemented in 2016
- India – in combination with Nemeth code for mathematics
- Ireland – adopted 2 December 2013
- Nepal – in combination with Nemeth code for mathematics
- New Zealand – adopted November 2005
- Nigeria – adopted February 2005 (doc, 24kb)
- Papua New Guinea
- South Africa – adopted May 2004 (doc, 19kb)
- South Korea – transitioning to use of UEB, which is used alongside Korean braille
- Thailand – adopted November 2016
- United Kingdom – adopted October 2011
- United States of America – implemented 4 January 2016
Victorian teachers, education support staff, visiting teachers and family members who support brailling students in schools are encouraged to enrol in the online course. ‘UEBOnline’ offers free, self-paced, online training programs in braille literacy and mathematics using the Unified English Braille (UEB) code. The course is intended to introduce the braille code (Unified English Braille), including all abbreviations and contractions, to adults.
UEBOnline is a free course. The only charge is if you require a certificate on completion. Staff at SVRC are happy to support school personnel and family members to begin and progress through the course.
The more people who know braille the better, especially for our braille-reading students.
- Go to https://uebonline.org/
- Register and follow the instructions to set up your computer keyboard to produce braille dots
- If you have any difficulties, contact email@example.com
We find that participants enjoy greatest success if they practice regularly.
We look forward to having you join the small but growing community of Victorians who can read and write in braille!
Contact us for further information and support.