RESOLUTION 2011-04

BANA and Braille Codes

American Council of the Blind
RESOLUTION 2011-04

SUMMARY:

This organization and its affiliate, the Braille Revival League (BRL), hereby request the Braille Authority of North America (BANA) to provide a clear and unequivocal indication of where BANA stands with regard to the adoption of both of these codes in the United States to the Board of Directors by its mid-year meeting in Washington, DC in February of 2012.

WHEREAS, many members of the American Council of the Blind (ACB) are avid braille readers; and

WHEREAS, many ACB members have followed with concern the debates which have occurred over the last decade regarding use of the Unified English Braille Code (UEB) and the Nemeth Unified Braille System (NUBS); and

WHEREAS, members of ACB are uncertain about the current situation or what can be expected in the immediate future with respect to adoption of UEB and/or NUBS;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the American Council of the Blind in convention assembled at the John Ascuaga Nugget Hotel Resort and Casino in Sparks, Nev. on the 15th day of July, 2011, that this organization and its affiliate, the Braille Revival League (BRL), hereby request the Braille Authority of North America (BANA) to provide a clear and unequivocal indication of where BANA stands with regard to the adoption of both of these codes in the United States to the Board of Directors of the ACB by its mid-year meeting in Washington, D.C. in February of 2012.

Adopted.

Marlaina Lieberg, Secretary