NLS Operations Alert No. 15-109


DATE                     :  December 30, 2015

TO                          :  Network Libraries

FROM                   :  Tamara Rorie, Braille Specialist, Materials Development Division

SUBJECT               :  Unified English Braille


On January 4, 2016, Unified English Braille (UEB) will become the official literary code for the United States. NLS books assigned on or after that date, beginning with BR21266, will be transcribed in UEB. Approximately fifty books already on BARD are available in UEB. As announced in Operations Alert 15-46, those books and all future books uploaded to BARD will be designated as “Unified English Braille” under the subject listing category.


For more information contact:

Tamara Rorie

Braille Specialist

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