“In the world of vision loss, the invention of
braille must be compared to the invention of the printing press – its birth was nothing short of a revolution.

Transcribers and Producers


Dancing Dots
Dancing Dots provides resources and products for blind and low vision musicians and their educators, including the GOODFEEL braille music transcription software.

Unified English Braille (UEB)
Find out more about UEB

Braille Authority of North America (BANA)

Braille Formats
Principles of Print-to-Braille Transcription, 2011

Braille Courses

International Council on English Braille (ICEB)
Coordinates and improves standards for braille usage for all English-speaking users of braille.

Code braille français uniformisé pour la transcription des textes imprimés (CBFU)


Braille Music publications
A compilation of books for learning, teaching, and transcribing braille music.

IPA Braille
Information about transcribing the International Phonetic Alphabet in braille, from the ICEB.

Braille into the Next Millennium
A comprehensive and extensive 600-page anthology of articles by more than two dozen international experts in the field of braille, this ample volume is divided into three sections: braille in the past, braille in the present, and braille in the future – Note that this book is also available for loan to clients of the CNIB library.

Standards for Tactile Graphics
The Guidelines and Standards for Tactile Graphics, 2010 has been made available online in either HTML or accessible PDF format.

Downloadable Publications

World Braille Usage, Third Edition
Developed with support from Perkins, the International Council on English Braille, and the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, this third edition of World Braille Usage attempts to document the current state of braille around the world.