Standards archive

The braille standards in this section refer to Standard English Braille (SEB) which are being replaced in the UK by Unified English Braille (UEB)

Standard English Braille (SEB) Literary Code

British Braille – The codebook for Standard English Braille. (Note that all versions contain the same rules covering both capitalized and non-capitalized transcription – the difference between the capitalized braille and non-capitalized braille versions is one of presentation of the codebook itself rather than of content.)

Errors and corrections for British Braille: This is a log of any known errors and corrections made to previous releases.

List of Changes to British Braille 2004 – The full list of changes and additions contained in the 2004 edition of British Braille. Several formats can be downloaded:

Main Changes to British Braille 2004 – This is a shorter version of the above, giving the main points. Again, several formats are available here:

British Braille Addendum 2012 -This document is an addendum to the 2004 edition of British Braille, providing supplementary points and clarifications collected up to the end of 2012. Again, several formats are available here:

Mathematics, Science and Computing

Braille Mathematics Notation – The codebook for mathematics notation. This is an updated edition produced in 2005.

Table of braille mathematical signs with Unicode references. This is an expanded version of the table of signs in Braille Mathematics Notation (2005), to include Unicode references where available.

Braille Science Notation – The codebook for science notation, including special sections on chemical formulae and electronic diagrams. This is an updated edition produced in 2008.

This is vol. 1 containing the rules; vol. 2 is a diagram volume

Braille Computer Notation – The codebook for computer notation. This is an updated edition produced in 2006. It includes sections on standard braille computer signs, eight-dot braille, flowcharts, decision tables and structured systems analysis diagrams.

Languages and Linguistics

Braille French Code – This is the code used in the UK for transcribing French text.

Braille German Code – This is the code used in the UK for transcribing German text

Braille Spanish Code – This is the code used in the UK for transcribing Spanish text.

Welsh Braille Code: Cod Braille Cymraeg – This is an updated edition produced in September 2006

Chess Code

Braille Chess code and layout