Braille Authority of North America

The Braille Authority of North America (BANA) is the standardizing body of English Braille orthography in the United States and Canada. It consists of a number of member organizations, such as the Braille Institute of America, the National Braille Association, and the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.

Braille Authority of North America
PurposeStandardization of braille and tactile graphics
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

In late 2012 BANA announced the gradual phasing in of Unified English Braille for general use. Nemeth Code (1972) will continue to be used for mathematics and science, Music Braille Code (1997) for musical notation, and IPA Braille Code (2008) for linguistics.

Member organizations edit

The following organizations are members of the BANA:[1]

Full members edit

Associate members edit

  • Braille Authority of New Zealand Aotearoa Trust
  • Crawford Technologies
  • T-Base Communications

References edit

  1. ^ Braille Authority of North America. "BANA in Brief". Archived from the original on April 15, 2014. Retrieved April 13, 2014.

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