April 26, 2004 - The Canadian Braille Authority (CBA) voted unanimously to form a Unified English Braille Implementation Committee at its annual board meeting on April 4, 2004.
The CBA motion that established the committee follows:
“Given that the International Council on English Braille acknowledges the Unified English Braille Code as an international standard for English braille and has referred it for consideration and possible adoption to national standards-setting bodies, the CBA will take a leadership role in the adoption of UEBC as the standard for English braille in Canada by identifying a process for implementation in collaboration with relevant national and provincial organizations, departments of education, and consumers.”
The names of the chairs of the CBA Implementation Committee are posted on the CBA website.
Founded in 1991, The Canadian Braille Authority is dedicated to the promotion of braille as the primary medium for persons who are blind. The CBA board has representation from consumers, parents, and educators of people who are blind or visually impaired from across Canada. Three founding organizations have a permanent seat on the CBA board: the Canadian Council of the Blind, The Canadian National Institute for the Blind, and L'Institut Nazareth et Louis Braille.
For more information: UEB Background
Canadian Braille Authority