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International Council on English Braille (ICEB)


Survey on UEB representation of apostrophes and quotation marks

The UEB Code Maintenance Committee is considering the braille symbols used to represent apostrophes and quotation marks. A statement of the issue, along with proposed approaches and examples, is given in the following document:

A survey is being conducted to collect the opinions of braille users as guidance for the Code Maintenance Committee. The survey will be open until 31 July 2017 and is located at www.surveymonkey.com/r/UEB-apostrophe. Please make sure that you have carefully considered the proposals document before responding to the survey. Only one response will be accepted per individual or organisation.

ICEB 6th General Assembly

The ICEB 6th General Assembly was held in Baltimore, Maryland, United States in May 2016. The country reports, papers, and resolutions from the Sixth General Assembly are now available online.

list of Training Resources Updated (June 2016)

ICEB has compiled a list of UEB training and resource materials available from its member countries. This list was updated in June 2016.

Updated (2013) Edition of the UEB Rulebook Published

The UEB Rulebook was updated in June 2013. Since then, several amendments have been advised. See Unified English Braille (UEB) for details.

Purpose and General Organization of the ICEB

The purpose of the International Council on English Braille is to coordinate and improve standards for braille usage for all English-speaking users of braille. The members of the ICEB are the various countries where English is spoken (and membership is open to all such countries); representatives to ICEB are named by the accepted authorities that set braille standards within those countries. The present membership includes the following eight countries:

The ICEB General Assembly meets every four years. The next General Assembly will be held in the United Kingdom in 2020. Previous General Assemblies have been held in the USA (2016), South Africa (2012), Australia (2008), Canada (2004), the USA (1999) and the UK (1995).

The ICEB's Executive Committee meets continuously by e-mail, in person immediately before and after each General Assembly, and at an interim meeting approximately midway between successive General Assemblies.

The ICEB Constitution was adopted May 31, 1991, revised May 7, 2012.

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Further Information

For further information about the ICEB, see ICEB contact information.

See also the current ICEB Brochure for a more complete mission statement, information on activities and sources of funding, and other ways of contacting ICEB.

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