We are delighted to confirm we’ve taken on the role of hosts for the next International Council on English Braille (ICEB) General Assembly.
Braille, a system of raised dots, is the primary literacy medium for people who are blind, deaf-blind, or have severe low vision, and the Council works to coordinate and promote its use throughout the English-speaking world.
Running over four days in mid-May (11th to 15th), we’re building a great programme of guest speakers, tech industry representation from major companies, plenary sessions, unveiling the results of recent research.
There’ll also be a pretty full exhibition area. Though the main conference day is on the 14th (Thursday), note that there will also be a number of interesting papers presented on the afternoon of the day before, Wednesday 13th.
A variety of fascinating subjects will be explored during the Assembly, including:
- Braille Music
- Braille Dyslexia
- UEB Maths
- Automated Braille production.
There will also be reports from the World Braille Council and the African Forum as well as individual countries, including USA, Ireland, Nigeria and New Zealand.
We’re doing this to promote the importance of Braille and showcase its ongoing evolution, and the Assembly will definitely provide a great opportunity for interested parties to explore the latest developments in this important technology from around the world.
And it’s also very important to thank our important partner for the ICEB project, our friends at RNIB. We hope you can come along!
The ICEB General Assembly takes place between Monday 11th and Friday 15th of May 2020 at the Google Academy, 123 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9SR.
Everyone attending the event needs to register; there is a payment of £20 per day, with a maximum of £60 for three or more days. Check out the programme to decide which days you would like to attend.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available: please email [email protected] to find out more and for any other enquiries.
Richard West, Chair of UKAAF