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International Council on English Braille (ICEB)
Committees


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Structure

As described in the ICEB Constitution, ICEB is governed by an Executive Committee and much of its work is carried out by committees. These include Permanent Committees

and Special Purpose Committees Former Committees no longer operating include the

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee has the power of decision and is directly responsible for interpreting and carrying out the general policies established by the General Assembly for the administration, management and control of the property and affairs of ICEB.

Positions on the Executive Committee are put forward by a Nominations Committee and confirmed by the General Assembly. Positions are held for a four year term.

Members of the Executive Committee for the 2020-2024 term are as follows:

Members at large:

Additional Members:

The Executive Committee at its sole discretion may appoint up to two Additional Members to attend its meetings. For the 2020-2024 term the additional members are:

In addition to carrying out its work via listserv, the Executive Committee meets monthly by teleconference, at face-to-face meetings immediately before and after the General Assembly, and two years later at a mid-term Executive meeting.

Permanent Committees

Budget and Finance

The Finance Committee is a Permanent Committee responsible for administering and reporting on the finances of ICEB. It is led by the ICEB Treasurer.

Members of the Finance Committee for the 2020-2024 term are:

Bylaws

The Bylaws Committee is a Permanent Committee responsible for reviewing and updating the ICEB Constitution and ICEB Bylaws for the administration of ICEB. Its work is guided by charges from the Executive Committee, approved motions of the General Assembly, and accepted resolutions of the General Assembly. The Committee consists of a Chair and small number of members appointed directly by the Executive Committee.

Members of the Bylaws Committee for the 2020-2024 term are:

Unified English Braille Code Maintenance Committee (UEB-CMC)

The UEB Code Maintenance Committee is a technical committee responsible for the upkeep, review and documentation of the Unified English Braille Code. For example, it considers requests for new or changed symbols. The Committee consists of one representative from each member country of ICEB in addition to the deterritorialised Chair and up to two invited experts.

Members of the UEB-CMC for the 2020-2024 term are:

More information about Unified English Braille is given on our UEB page.

Unified English Braille Technical Materials Committee (UEB-Tech)

A subcommittee of the Code Maintenance Committee, this Committee is tasked with updating the Guidelines for Technical Materials (GTM). The GTM considers braille symbols for the print symbols used in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) materials.

Members of the UEB-Tech for the 2020-2024 term are:

Public Relations

The Public Relations Committee is responsible for making known to the outside world the policies, decisions and activities of ICEB. Its key activities are promoting the use of braille and ICEB through online and social media, creating a regular newsletter, and establishing and maintaining relationships with relevant bodies.

Members of the Public Relations Committee for the 2020-2024 term are:

More information about the work of the Public Relations Committee, including past issues of the ICEB newsletter, can be found on our Braille Promotion page.

Nominations

The Nominations Committee is a Permanent Committee responsible for preparing a slate (list) of Officers and Members-at-Large on the Executive Committee for the upcoming four-year term. The Nominations Committee is appointed by the Executive Committee at least 6 months prior to each General Assembly. Members of the Nominations Committee must not intend to serve for office in the upcoming term.

Music Braille

The Music Braille Committee is tasked with aligning Unified English Braille to the international music braille code to avoid conflicts and highlight minimal ambiguities. It consists of one representative from each member country of ICEB.

Members of the Music Braille Committee for the 2020-2024 term are:

More information about the work of the Braille Music Committee is given on our Braille Music page.

Braille Technology

The Braille Technology Committee keeps abreast of developments regarding the implementation of Unified English Braille on electronic devices and in braille translation software. The Committee works to engage with manufacturers and developers to ensure that the implementation of the UEB is of high quality and usability. The Committee consists of one representative from each member country of ICEB.

Members of the Braille Technology Committee for the 2020-2024 term are:

Braille Research

The Braille Research Committee is responsible for monitoring and sharing news of braille-related research worldwide. It consists of a Chair and one representative from each member country of ICEB.

Members of the Braille Research Committee for the 2020-2024 term are:


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