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International Council on English Braille Conference

Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 14:01

The South African National Council for the Blind and its member organisation, BlindSA, are the hosts of this year’s International Council on English Braille (ICEB) conference. This conference aims to create a standardised braille for a National Braille Policy which we hope will be recognised by government. Our efforts to introduce a high quality braille and brailling standard will put SA on the global map as being innovators and advocators in the field.

ICEB consists of experts from English speaking countries around the world and seeks to improve and standardise the quality of braille across the world. ICEB meets every four years and discusses the challenges and achievements in the field as well as to coordinate efforts to standardise braille. This includes research into braille and input from linguistic experts and topics under discussion also include the use of tactile graphics, braille music notations and mathematic expressions.

The outcome of this conference will map the way forward in braille and related linguistic developments for the next four year period.

For more information contact:

Jace Nair
NED/CEO - SANCB
Tel: 012 452 3811
Email: jace@sancb.org.za

Cathy Donaldson
President - Blind SA
Tel: 011 839 1793
Email: president@blindsa.org.za

For more about the South African National Council for the Blind, refer to www.sancb.org.za.

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Date published: 
03/05/2012
Organisation: 
South African National Council for the Blind