“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.

Canadian Standards


English (uncontracted and contracted): Unified English Braille (see the UEB Adoption Resolution)
The Rules Of Unified English Braille Second Edition, 2013 

The Rules of Unified English Braille Second Edition 2013 has been translated into French and is available upon request by contacting info@blc-lbc.ca

French (uncontracted and contracted)
Code braille français uniformisé, 2008 

Braille Standards Set By:

Braille Literacy Canada
c/o CNIB Library, 1929 Bayview Ave. Toronto, ON M4G 3E8
Phone: 416-486-2500 ext 7522

Braille Formats:

Braille Formats: Principles of Print-to-Braille Transcription, 2016

Automated Braille Transaction Guidelines:

Guidelines for the Production of Automated Braille Transaction Documents
For an accessible version of the Automated Braille Transaction Guidelines please contact us at info@blc-lbc.ca

Accessible Signage Guidelines:

Accessible Signage Guidelines
For an accessible version of the Accessible Signage Guidelines please contact us at info@blc-lbc.ca

IPA Braille:

An Updated Tactile Representation of the International Phonetic Alphabet, 2008

Music Notation:

Music Braille Code, 1997

Tactile Graphics:

Guidelines and Standard for Tactile Graphics, 2010