Standards

Introduction

UKAAF publishes a wide range of standards, guidance and articles in support of braille users and transcribers. The Unified English Braille publications listed below are the most up-to-date information on braille standards and the primary source of information to use.

Unified English Braille (UEB) is a braille code developed by the International Council on English Braille (ICEB) to bring together several existing Braille codes into one unified code. In October 2011, UKAAF decided to adopt UEB as the official braille code in the United Kingdom. UKAAF is working to facilitate the transition from Standard English Braille (SEB) to UEB.

On this page you will find UKAAF-originated documents and standards.  Documents or standards produced by other bodies such as RNIB, ICEB etc, can be found on their respective websites.

UKAAF is the UK representative body for the International Council on English Braille (ICEB). The ICEB is responsible for developing Unified English Braille (UEB), used in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Nigeria and South Africa. UKAAF’s Braille subject area is very active and regularly participates in ICEB meetings.