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Unified English Braille 

Alberta’s braille-using students are moving to a new braille code. Unified English Braille (UEB), a move to combine literary, mathematics, science and computer braille codes into one integrated code, has been moving forward in the English-speaking world. Implementation in North America is currently underway with Braille Literacy Canada having approved UEB in 2010, and the Braille Authority of North America making the move this past November.  At this point in time UEB has been adopted by all of the major English-speaking countries in the world, with some of them being fully implemented.  For the past number of months the Canadian Association of Education Resource Centres (CAER), of which Alberta’s Services for Students with Visual Impairments is a member, has been planning a national implementation.  Since CAER works collaboratively on some aspects of production and certainly on sharing through interlibrary loan, it makes sense to move forward in a coordinated manner. 

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Travelling Low Vision Clinic Dates for 2014/2015

TLVC Dates & Locations:

Date: October 7, 2014
Location: Calgary, AB

Date: November 4, 2014
Location: Edmonton, AB

Date: November 18, 2014
Location: Lethbridge, AB

Date: December 2, 2014
Location: Stony Plain, AB

Date: February 10, 2015
Location: Grande Prairie, AB  

Date: Spring 2015
Location: Red Deer, AB

Date: Spring 2015
Location: Medicine Hat, AB

Please click here for more information on the Travelling Low Vision Clinics