Australian Braille Authority
What we do
The Australian Braille Authority oversees the development and maintenance of Braille codes and specifications used in Australia. In May 2005, we adopted Unified English Braille for use throughout Australia. After a five-year transition period, the change is now complete and a successful transition to UEB has occurred.
Our structure and objectives
The Australian Braille Authority (ABA) is a sub-committee of the Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities Inc.
The ABA Executive Committee meets regularly by teleconference, and usually once per year in person for detailed consideration of priority issues.
The ABA was established in 1982 and operates with these Objectives. The ABA's Terms of Reference (zip 48 kb in brl & doc) were Adopted August 2011 and amended November 2012. In addition these Model Operational Guidelines for Regional Braille Forums (zip 48 kb in brl & doc) were made under Clause 32 of the Australian Braille Authority's Terms of Reference (adopted August 2011) and were approved by the ABA Executive at its meeting of 10 August 2011.
ICEB General Assembly May 2012
A full program, recordings, papers, reports and associated documents from the ICEB Assembly (in print or braille) are available on the ICEB 2012 website.
For more information about the Australian Braille Authority and related matters contact the ABA Chairperson, Christine Simpson on (03) 5795 2307 or firstname.lastname@example.org.