Audio recordings and synthesized speech are
useful tools, but they can't replace the
ability to read and write.

Adopted 24 April 2010

Whereas UEB has been adopted as a code for international use by the International Council On English Braille, and

Whereas UEB has been adopted and implemented in other English-speaking countries thereby increasing the braille materials available in the same English braille code to people who are blind in the developed and developing world, and

Whereas UEB is one code for literary and technical material which encourages a seamless approach to the instruction of technical subjects, and

Whereas training materials are available,

Therefore be it resolved that the Canadian Braille Authority adopt UEB as the preferred code to be implemented in Canada. To this end, CBA will provide the necessary leadership to bring provincial ministries on side with implementation and will help develop strategies to achieve successful outcomes for all stakeholders.