NCEO Brief: Considerations for States Providing Materials in Braille (#19)
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The purpose of this brief is to provide information on, and recommendations for, providing appropriate braille materials for students. In November 2012, the U.S. members of the Braille Authority of North America (BANA) voted to adopt Unified English Braille Code (UEB), with implementation of the code to begin in January 2016. Prior to that, braille materials and assessments were provided through English Braille American Edition (EBAE) a "literary" code, and Nemeth Code for Mathematics & Science Notation (Nemeth). Now, math and science materials can be created in UEB only or in Nemeth that is embedded within UEB. This brief examines why providing both options is important to designing appropriate school policies and procedures for braille users.
- Educational accountability and assessment
- Accessibility & Accommodations
- Students with Disabilities