We will be investigating Unified English Braille (UEB) and the impact it will have on the Braille community. We'll explore the potentially huge benefits in all English speaking countries using the same Braille code, with inter library lending, simplified computer translation and reduced ambiguity to name but a few. But we'll also examine the challenges - how will schools, publishers and transcription houses make a smooth transition, and what does the change mean for adult Braille readers at home?
James Bowden, chair of the UK Braille coding and standards group and Braille expert with the RNIB, will be guiding us through the new standard - dispelling myths and answering questions, as well as giving us physical examples to compare and giving us a feel for how much of a change UEB really represents.
We also look forward to exchanging ideas about how to grow the Braillists group and promote the value of Braille.