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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 2016/2017

TLVC Dates & Locations:

Date: October 26, 2016
Location: Edmonton, AB

Date: November 15, 2016
Location: Red Deer, AB  

Date: November 30, 2016
Location: Nisku, AB

Date: December 13, 2016
Location: Calgary, AB

Date: February 22, 2017
Location: Grande Prairie, AB  

Date: April 11, 2017
Location: Medicine Hat, AB

Date: April 12, 2017
Location: Lethbridge, AB

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