Welcome to Unified English Braille in the United States
With the calendar turning over to 2016, it is time to officially transition to the Unified English Braille (UEB) code in the United States. Change does not need to be scary, and with the right braille technology, the transition can be as natural as simply using your HumanWare BrailleNote Apex or Brailliant.
The BrailleNote Apex has been used in classrooms around the world to support the Braille learning process. As the Apex has supported UEB since its launch, UEB has been integrated into all of the BrailleNote’s applications and functions. BrailleNote Apex users can:
Read and write in UEB using the Apex’s word processor, KeyWord, and instantly print a copy for a sighted teacher or peer.
Learn UEB symbols using KeySoft’s UEB symbol selector. Simply find the desired category and choose the UEB symbol. KeySoft will effortlessly insert it directly into the document.
Improve UEB reading skills by reading a braille book in UEB using KeySoft’s Book Reader.
The BrailleNote Apex was the first device to provide an all-in-one solution to allow a student to enter their math assignments in both Nemeth and UEB math braille, and produce a readable print copy for a sighted classroom teacher. As the United States allows for the combination of UEB and Nemeth for science and math content, the Apex’s natural ability to combine these two braille codes will greatly simplify this learning curve.
Below you will find BrailleNote Snapshot videos to assist you in your UEB transition.
- Click here to view a video explaining how to use Unified English Braille to read and write on the Apex.
- Click here to view a video explaining how to type in Nemeth braille on the BrailleNote Apex.
- Click here to see how to use the Apex’s symbol selector as a teaching tool for quick memorization of braille symbols.
- Click here to see how to create a print copy of a math assignment
Happy New Year and all the best for 2016 from your friends at HumanWare
The HumanWare Team