Division on Visual Impairments

VIDBE Quarterly Volume 60(4)

A quarterly newsletter from the Council for Exceptional Children's Division on Visual Impairments containing practitioner tips for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists, and other professionals.

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Hadley Takes the Lead in Teaching Unified English Braille Deborah Bloom, Vice President, Development and Communications deborahbloom@hadley.edu For nearly a century, Hadley has been the leader in braille education in the U.S. and internationally. Braille literacy has long been central to its mission to promote independent living through lifelong learning. In response to the recent adoption of the Unified English Braille (UEB) Code by the Braille Authority of North America (BANA), Hadley is developing courses that teach this new code to both visual and tactile braille users. Hadley has created a team of experts to develop new courses and revise existing ones. Led by DVI member and braille instructor Judy Matsuoka and senior curriculum designer and BANA representative Ruth Rozen, Hadley activated a new course last January called "Transitioning to Unified English Braille." The course provides a structured approach to learning the differences between English Braille American Edition (EBAE) and UEB. 10

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