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Unified English Braille 

Alberta’s braille-using students are moving to a new braille code. Unified English Braille (UEB), a move to combine literary, mathematics, science and computer braille codes into one integrated code, has been moving forward in the English-speaking world. Implementation in North America is currently underway with Braille Literacy Canada having approved UEB in 2010, and the Braille Authority of North America making the move this past November.  At this point in time UEB has been adopted by all of the major English-speaking countries in the world, with some of them being fully implemented.  For the past number of months the Canadian Association of Education Resource Centres (CAER), of which Alberta’s Services for Students with Visual Impairments is a member, has been planning a national implementation.  Since CAER works collaboratively on some aspects of production and certainly on sharing through interlibrary loan, it makes sense to move forward in a coordinated manner. 

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Travelling Low Vision Clinic Dates for 2018/2019

TLVC Dates & Locations:

Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Location: Medicine Hat, AB

Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Location: Lethbridge AB

Date: Monday, October 21, 2019 
Location: Grande Prairie, AB

Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Location: Edmonton, AB

Date: Monday, November 18, 2019
Location: Calgary, AB

Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Location: Red Deer, AB

Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Location: Edmonton, AB

Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Location: Wainwright, AB

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