RESOLUTION 2011-05

Braille Labeling of Packages

AMERICAN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND
RESOLUTION 2011-05

SUMMARY:

ACB will work with all relevant federal agencies, most specifically, the Food and Drug Administration, to develop guidelines and implement regulations requiring the provision of braille labeling.

WHEREAS, braille is the most effective reading system for many people who are blind or have low vision; and

WHEREAS, braille labeling for purposes of identification on product packaging would be extremely valuable; and

WHEREAS, the European Union and many countries including Brazil have implemented braille package identification for consumer products, including over-the-counter medicines and other products, and non-perishable food items;

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 the American Council of the Blind work with all relevant federal agencies, most specifically, the Food and Drug Administration, to develop guidelines and implement regulations requiring the provision of braille labeling.

Adopted.

Marlaina Lieberg, Secretary