The Braille Authority of North America (BANA) recently adopted Unified English Braille (UEB) as the authoritative set of rules for teaching and reading Braille, effective January 4, 2016. We encourage school administrators, teachers, and other educational staff who serve visually impaired students to become familiar with changes in Braille usage that are resulting from the transition to UEB. For an overview of the UEB Implementation Plan for California, please visit the California Department of Education, UEB Implementation Plan for California Web page at

If you have any questions regarding this subject, please contact Linda Wyatt, Special Education Consultant, by phone at 916-322-3254 or by e-mail at